Trillions of data points collected by wearable sensors now can be translated into empirically verified measures of health risk and benefit for patients, which can be used to quantify and enhance their length and quality of life.

That’s the contention of researchers who say they are the “first scientists to successfully translate a common piece of information from wearable sensors—step count—into a verifiable measure of health risk,” while estimating its impact on health and longevity.

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