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Human Studies

2019 Mar 26

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth



Perception of Older Adults Toward Smartwatch Technology for Assessing Pain and Related Patient-Reported Outcomes: Pilot Study.


Manini T M, Mendoza T, Battula M, Davoudi A, Kheirkhahan M, Young M E, Weber E, Fillingim R B, Rashidi P
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019 Mar 26; 7(3):e10044.
PMID: 30912756.


Chronic pain, including arthritis, affects about 100 million adults in the United States. Complexity and diversity of the pain experience across time and people and its fluctuations across and within days show the need for valid pain reports that do not rely on patient's long-term recall capability. Smartwatches can be used as digital ecological momentary assessment (EMA) tools for real-time collection of pain scores. Smartwatches are generally less expensive than smartphones, are highly portable, and have a simpler user interface, providing an excellent medium for continuous data collection and enabling a higher compliance rate.