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FDA Regulation of Wearable Medical Technology: It’s Not Just a Mobile Medical App, Health Lawyers Weekly

May 2014

Even as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized its long-awaited guidance on mobile medical applications (or apps), wearable medical technology has emerged as a growing trend, presenting a new challenge for both the regulated industry and regulators.

While this trend initially focused on wearables to monitor fitness, there already has been a natural progression towards development of techno logy that captures other physiologic information.

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