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We at the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance-Interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance (SALSA-iCAMP) have long suggested that many items that now appear as medical devices, such as smart scales to monitor weight or smart clothes to check vital signs, are really better classified as consumer electronics. What we have to do collectively is to figure out a method for our regulatory bodies and ethics/privacy/security concerns to catch up and harmonize with our digital reality.

Source: Would Patients Pay For Preventative Health Devices Like They Pay For Cable Or Netflix? | Podiatry Today

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PV Mayer

Dr. Perry Mayer is the Medical Director of The Mayer Institute (TMI), a center of excellence in the treatment of the diabetic foot. He received his undergraduate degree from Queen’s University, Kingston and medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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