August 22, 2018 Article

Counting Steps: Key Considerations for Wearable Device Manufacturers

By Jean Patterson and Elizabeth Monahan

As the weather gets warm and people start working on their summer “bods,” fitness trackers and other wearable devices are being spotted on nearly everyone’s wrist. These devices, many of which record and assess users’ personal health information in an effort to improve users’ health, present unique legal questions because they implicate a variety of regulations governing their use, marketing, and sale. For those of you who have a client who sells or plans to sell one of these products, this article outlines some key considerations that you and your client should discuss.

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