«Since Summer 2022, millions of people have woken up each morning to their wristwatches offering to tell them if they were at risk of heart failure. The Fitbit, a fitness tracker moonlighting as a timepiece, can now notify users for signs of Atrial Fibrillation.»

«Debate has bubbled on Reddit about whether the feature worked or not. Yet nobody was remotely surprised at its introduction. 10 years on from the first smartwatch boom, patient-led health monitoring is par for the course.»

«You’re no doubt familiar with Fitbits, Garmins, Apple Watches and other such devices. But these mass-market wearables are simply the most visible aspect of a bigger technological union. Healthcare systems are becoming enmeshed with a model of software design called Edge Computing (EC).»

Article written by ADRIAN SUTHERLAND