Health Monitoring Devices

Health Monitoring Devices have gained popularity over the past few years, and hold promise in helping people to reach their wellness goals. However, these devices rely on un-representative data-driven algorithms, which leaves ethnic minorities vulnerable to their ineffectiveness.

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How medicine discriminates against non-white people and women

Many devices and treatments work less well for them This article explores how the pulse oximeter, a device used to test oxygen levels in blood for coronavirus patients, exhibits racial bias. Medical journals give evidence that pulse oximeters overestimated blood-oxygen saturation more frequently in black people than white.

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Fitbits and other wearables may not accurately track heart rates in people of colour

Many popular wearable heart rate trackers rely on technology that could be less accurate for consumers who have darker skin, researchers, engineers and other experts told STAT. An estimated 40 million people in the US alone have smartwatches or fitness trackers that can monitor heartbeats. However, some people of colour may be at risk of […]

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