8 FDA-Blessed Wearables and Apps Changing Healthcare

Female doctor using digital tablet, side view. Studio shot.Digital technologies and wearables abound, but the hype around the Fitbits of the world notwithstanding, the potential for these technologies to change the trajectory of healthcare largely depends on one thing: clinical validation.

That’s why FDA has taken to regulating certain kinds of digital technologies.

The slideshow below presents eight examples of such technologies — whether it be a digital device like a wearable or medical apps — that the agency has blessed and that could have real impact in changing the healthcare status quo.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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