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Remote monitoringWearable mobile health devices detect changes in indicators such as body motions, skin temperature and heart rate, and can predict when the wearer is likely to engage in risky behaviors. These indicators are wirelessly streamed to a smartphone equipped with an app that monitors them, delivering personalized, multimedia drug prevention interventions in real time and alerting caseworkers when in-person intervention is required.

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iHeal, a wrist-worn sensor, tracks indicators of arousal or stress in drug addicts. It measures the skin’s electrical activity, body motion, skin temperature, and heart rate and wirelessly transmits the information to a mobile app. The app can deliver personalized drug prevention intervention to the user.

Source: “iHeal device aims to prevent substance abuse relapses,” Mobi Health News,