AIXIAL Review #1

How to integrate connected health devices in RWE* studies to increase knowledge in health?

More and more health data are being collected using connected devices.

These are either medical devices (approved and sometimes reimbursed) or recreational objects. These objects make it possible to record various simple parameters (heart rate, blood pressure, distances covered / steps, etc.) or sometimes more complex (recording of blood sugar levels, the electrocardiogram, etc.). Data collection devices can also be contained in cell phones with applications in the health field (more than 165,000 mobile applications in the health field). Sometimes specific devices are themselves linked to these applications.

This set of individual health data sources can be used for individual medical but also epidemiological and collective objectives. AIXIAL Lab* wonders about what types of connected objects? Under what conditions? Including regulatory and legal issues could increase our knowledge? And how can the resulting data be organized in the form of databases? Integrated into RWE studies in order to meet industrial needs?

With the help of its partners specializing in health assessment and more specifically in medical devices, AIXIAL is already offering the pharma industry who wish to carry out clinical trials or RWE studies to include its devices in these studies.

Written by Jacques Massol, MD, PhD, Prof of Therapeutics, Consultant AIXIAL

*RWE: Real-World Evidence
**AIXIAL lab is the Research and development laboratory of AIXIAL



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