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How Google X thinks a wearable diagnostic device can improve clinical trials

By Jennifer Rhodes, Staff Writer

Google X's life sciences division has unveiled its latest project aimed at enabling proactive and preventive healthcare: a wristwatch that measures biometric and environmental data continuously to help guide disease diagnosis and treatment.

In the near term, Google X plans to work with academic and industry partners to evaluate the device for use in clinical trials, and to get feedback from physicians on which data are most medically relevant.

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