Leveraging mHealth Data For Product Development: FDA-Supported Action Plan Released
Mobile health devices including wearable consumer products have the potential to collect a lot of medical information that can be useful for product development and tracking. A new action plan from US FDA, industry and other key players outlines ways to harness and use that data to bring better products to market more quickly.
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