Smartwatches in acute care monitoring?
The developers of Corrie, a smartphone-based app paired with a smartwatch and blood pressure monitor for myocardial infarction recovery in the acute setting, suggest 6 steps to navigate from concept to clinical testing:
Step one emphasizes concept generation by defining a specific clinical problem and the existing solutions aimed to address it
Step two aims to recruit a multidisciplinary team within an academic institution
Step three leverages technology accelerators and industry partnerships
Step four develops the digital health technology with continuous feedback from patient and family end-users
Step five solicits feedback from a diverse array of stakeholders
Step six performs a clinical study at a single site that, if successful, rapidly scales to multiple sites.
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Marvel, F. A., Wang, J., & Martin, S. S. (2018). Digital Health Innovation: A Toolkit to Navigate From Concept to Clinical Testing. JMIR Cardio, 2(1), e2.