Sleep devices: wearables and nearables, informational and interventional, consumer and clinical

Reference:
Bianchi, M. Sleep devices: wearables and nearables, informational and interventional, consumer and clinical. Metabolism 2018; 84: 99-108. DOI: 10.1016/j.metabol.2017.10.008 

Objectives:
Recent reviews in the area of consumer sleep tracking have highlighted the need for improved validation, including the contrast between strong marketing claims of consumer devices versus the relative paucity of available validation.

Conclusions:
This review highlights recent developments in consumer and clinical devices for sleep, emphasizing the need for validation at multiple levels, with the ultimate goal of using personalized data and advanced algorithms to provide actionable information that will improve sleep health.

Practical Significance:
Improvements in computational capacity combined with increased availability of training datasets are likely to foster improved algorithm performance that will simultaneously benefit consumer and clinical sleep devices alike.

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Sleep devices: wearables and nearables, informational and interventional, consumer and clinical