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Data accuracy is the next important factor in RPM devices. The devices field is crowded with consumer-style wearables and some FDA-cleared medical devices. The challenge has been the convergence of the two into a form factor that offers wearability and medical accuracy. Consumer style wearables are user friendly, but often lack the accuracy and validation for medical use. Not only may the sensors and technologies in consumer wearables be lacking, but the position on the body, such as the wrist, can limit data accuracy. On the other hand, medical devices fall short on user-friendliness. However, recently we’ve seen examples of such converged devices in FDA-cleared continuous fever monitors and mobile ECG recorders.