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US government gives away 10,000 Fitbits for precision medicine study


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All of Us program was originally called the Precision Medicine Initiative.

Will collect biometric data to learn how individual activity affects health.

Data collection is being handled by the The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).

Devices track a combination of physical activity, sleep and heart rate parameters.

Chosen for ease of use, including battery life and smartphone compatibility.

The studies were published in the FASEB and JAMA Cardiology journals.

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Eric Topol

Founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, American cardiologist, scientist and author


Scientific journal

JAMA Cardiology

Monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering cardiology, Mar20

Scripps Research Institute

Medical research facility with focus on research and education in the biomedical sciences.