Garmin Health Partners with ActiGraph to Create Wearables for Clinical Trials

Garmin Actigraph clinical trials
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Garmin has partnered with ActiGraph, the leading provider of medical-grade wearable activity and sleep monitoring solutions for the global research community, to create innovative health and activity monitoring solutions that would utilize Garmin wearables and ActiGraph‘s CentrePoint data analytics platform for academic research, clinical trials, and remote patient monitoring.

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“Garmin Health is excited to work with a globally recognized company like ActiGraph that shares an engineering commitment to pioneer high-quality solutions that can be trusted by the scientific community and pharmaceutical market,” said Travis Johnson, Garmin Health global product lead. “Combining the sensor data from Garmin wearables with the data capture and analytical expertise of the ActiGraph platform creates a powerful solution for many different patient monitoring applications.”

Considered the gold standard in objective, physical activity measurement, ActiGraph monitors are the most widely used and extensively validated devices of their kind, with clients at more than 1,500 pharmaceutical, academic, and scientific institutions in over 85 countries, says a Press Release.

Garmin Actigraph clinical trials

“ActiGraph is excited to work with an innovative company like Garmin,” said Jeremy Wyatt, ActiGraph chief technology officer and senior vice president of product development. “Garmin wearables produce high-resolution, accurate data streams that are ideal for scientific analysis and can provide additional, novel endpoints to the ActiGraph software platform. What’s more, the long battery life and ergonomic design of Garmin’s wearables means study participants can comfortably wear the devices for extended periods, leading to improved program adherence and study results.”

Wearable devices have become important health and medical tools. Garmin is actively taking part in healthcare to develop wearables that can lead to the detection of serious health conditions. Collaborating with ActiGraph on solutions for researchers will accelerate these developments and ultimately improve health outcomes and everyday life for many people.

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Garmin’s fitness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Garmin Health provides enterprise solutions that leverage Garmin wearables and the high-quality sensor data they produce for applications in the corporate wellness, population health, and patient monitoring markets.