Smartwatches, wearable technology ‘may hold promise’ to identify, predict IBD flare

DENVER — Wearable technology, including wrist-worn smartwatches that monitor heart rate variability, may help identify and predict flares of inflammatory bowel disease, according to data presented at the Crohn’s and Colitis Congress.“It is challenging to identify and predict IBD flares, and we lack easy and convenient means to monitor patients,” Robert P. Hirten, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, told Healio. “Currently we rely on the use of blood or stool tests, imaging tests such as CT scans or MRIs,Read More

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