8 FDA-Blessed Wearables and Apps Changing Healthcare

The power of digital technologies is unmistakable but their true value can be unlocked if they get clinically validated and bear FDA's stamp of approval like these products.

Arundhati Parmar

Digital technologies and wearables abound, but the hype around the Fitbits of the world notwithstanding, the potential for these technologies to change the trajectory of healthcare largely depnds on one thing: clinical validation.

That's why FDA has taken to regulating certain kinds of digital technologies. A

The slideshow below presents eight examples of such technologies — whether it be a digital device like a wearable or medical apps — that the agency has blessed and that could have real impact in changing the healthcare status quo. 

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