Wearable health monitoring devices such as fitness wristbands and sports watches are being introduced, with many touting features such as heart rate monitors, pedometers and milometers, as well as functions to estimate calories burned and track sleep. Proper medical treatment still requires hospital equipment, said Chang, who led a team who developed a wearable device that monitors the heart. Most of the consumer wearable health devices in stores produce data that are easily affected by noise, Chang said. Taipei Medical University College of Medical Science and Technology dean Jack Li (李友專) said that wearable devices that promote themselves as health monitors should have features that are superior to other wearable consumer devices. According to the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, only wearable GPS devices need to pass accuracy requirements, while non-GPS wearable devices are only tested for battery capacity and safety.
Source: Taipei Times May 19, 2019 15:56 UTC