The study of wearables...
Right now, wearable activity trackers are widely popular, but there is still much to learn about how they can help people be healthy. So RecycleHealth works with organizations that serve minorities, low-income households, seniors, and more to distribute trackers and study their effects on fitness, health, and well-being. Participants in our studies receive trackers to keep and complete surveys on their acceptability and use of wearables, so we can learn more about the impact of these devices on physical activity and behavior change in different populations!
Dr. Jeff Phillips, Family Doctors LLC
Why I am working with RecycleHealth:
"In addition to routine patient visits, I enjoy running a 12-week program, “Wellness and Your Health”, to help patients improve their overall health. It addresses all aspects of health and wellness, including improving sleep, nutrition, and fitness. We focus on lifestyle changes and developing new, health-positive habits.
I believe that wearable activity trackers can be motivational and benefit a large group of patients, particularly those with chronic illnesses. One barrier to use is the cost. I hope these devices can help people learn more about their sleep and activity level, and support them in setting and achieving short and long-term goals. That's why I am excited to work with RecycleHealth, a relationship I see as mutually beneficial.
This collaboration gives us a great opportunity to get the trackers into the hands of our patients who could benefit most from them, and the folks at Tufts University School of Medicine will have a chance to study how patients use trackers, and hopefully learn more about their usefulness."