The general public increasingly adopts smart wearable devices to quantify sleep characteristics and dedicated devices for sleep assessment. The rapid evolution of technology has outpaced the ability to implement validation approaches and demonstrate relevant clinical applicability. There are untapped opportunities to validate and refine consumer devices in partnership with scientists in academic institutions, patients, and the private sector to allow effective integration into clinical management pathways and facilitate trust in adoption once reliability and validity have been demonstrated. We call for the formation of a working group involving stakeholders from academia, clinical care and industry to develop clear professional recommendations to facilitate appropriate and optimized clinical utilization of such technologies.
- AMERICAN ACADEMY
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