Limiting racial disparities and bias for wearable devices in health science research
Consumer wearables are devices used for tracking activity, sleep, and other health-related outcomes (e.g. Apple Watch, Fitbit, Samsung, Basis, Mio, PulseOn, Who
Consumer wearables are devices used for tracking activity, sleep and other health-related outcomes, intended to help people reach their wellness goals. However these wearables are less accurate for people with darker skin tones, this is especially worrying as these devices, and their data are being utilised in health-related research. Since skin tones affect algorithmic output.