Veterans’ experiences with wearable devices

Opportunity

Many stakeholders are interested in using connected health technologies such as wearable devices to remotely monitor and motivate healthy behaviors. However, there is little evidence on how to use these types of interventions with veterans.  

Approach

We recruited a sample of veterans to complete survey assessments on sociodemographics, experiences, and perceptions of using connected devices, and baseline physical activity levels. We then tested what proportion would be willing to use a wearable device for two months to track physical activity and then complete a follow-up interview on their experience.

Impact

This study is currently in progress.

Funding

Department of Veterans Affairs

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