Role of Wearable Smart Devices During Endoscopic Procedures


About this study

The purpose of this study is to assess the accuracy and safety of smart watches in the endoscopy suite for patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures with sedation.

The term wearable technology encompasses a wide spectrum of devices worn on or near a person. Market research suggests that one in five Americans are users of wearable technology with the market currently valued at over 30 billion dollars annually. These devices have the ability to record physical information, ranging from heart rate to pulse oximetry, as well as audio and video. These devices are often marketed to improve health and well-being, and there has been significant interest in their use to diagnose, monitor and treat disease. Rigorous studies of consumer-facing products have shown significant issues with accuracy and reliability. We will provide a timely and much-needed framework that addresses both practical and theoretical considerations around a technology that has become increasingly relevant to patients.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults over 18 years of age.
  • Undergoing anesthesia-assisted endoscopic procedures.
  • Able to give appropriate consent to the study or have an appropriate representative to do so.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy.
  • Physical deformity, wound, or dressing preventing placement of a wearable device on the wrist.
  • Allergy to aluminum, nickel or acrylate.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Vinay Chandrasekhara, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Jad AbiMansour M.D.

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