28 February 2018
Vol 10, Issue 430

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ONLINE COVER Wearing Your Health on Your Sleeve. The increasing popularity of wearable fitness trackers and "smart" wireless internet-connected devices in the home could help transform precision medicine. Gambhir et al. envision a proactive approach to health care, where people are monitored continuously before disease manifests. This image depicts smart wearable devices developed to passively measure vital signs and analyze body fluids (tears, sweat, blood). Feeding data from smart devices, in addition to genetic information and environmental factors, into an integrated health portal accessed by medical professionals could help inform a person's disease risk assessment. [CREDIT: FILADENDRON/ISTOCKPHOTO, A. KITTERMAN/SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE]