Personal Activity trackers like Fitbits are being used to measure effects of injury

November 27, 2014, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

Measuring the true impact of accidents on an individual's life has been very difficult to this point. Without a true measure determining adequate compensation becomes a challenge. A law firm in Alberta recently began using wearable technology like a Fitbit to monitor the activity levels of their clients post injury.

The wearable technology is ideally suited to collecting data crucial to determining whether compensation is appropriate. It can track all manner of activity such as sleep patterns, and the amount and nature of physical activity (walking, running, sitting). The data is then compared to a database showing the average activity of people across the country narrowing in on similar personal information like gender, age and general physical condition.

This new Functional Activity Assessment is based on the claimant wearing the device for months. Companies are now handling the data collection and analysis for the lawyers.

 

 

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