Michael J. Ackerman PhD
Health-related apps are becoming very popular. They, along with lightweight wearable sensor devices, are part of what has become known as m-Health. Currently, most popular m-Health hardware and software products reside in the consumer wellness domain, unregulated and unproven. Because of their popularity, wellness apps and devices may prove to be very useful in clinical practice. If you think about it, the traditional mechanical pedometer is a wellness device that has been recommended to patients to help them reach an exercise goal. So why not recommend m-Health devices and apps?