Keynote: How technology is changing the way we collect, analyze and interpret patient-relevant data.

The ‘gold standard’ way to assess the behaviours, health experience, and quality of life (QoL) in adults implies using self-reports. However, recently, personal health technologies like wearables have shown to be an increasingly accurate source of behavioral aspects like sleep or physical activity. In this talk, we discuss the extent to which self-reports and personal health technologies provide convergent information in a cohort of healthy seniors contributing to an observational study for up to 2 years. In the next iteration of our research project, we plan to investigate how solutions like Guardian can be leveraged to collect accurate and timely behavior and life quality datasets, releasing the seniors from the obligation to self-report. 

Prof. Katarzyna Wac - University of Geneva