Establishing Standards for Data and Metadata from Wearable Devices

Wearable technology shows promise in providing information that can be used to create biomarkers of various diagnostic groups that have relevance to mental illness. However, there are barriers related to the different data formats used in existing devices that make data aggregation difficult. The purpose of this concept is to support the establishment of standards for data, as well as metadata and related coordination activities, that will allow researchers to easily access data from wearable devices and integrate those data for subsequent data analysis.