Wrist-wearable screening technology for individuals post-trauma

  • Assessed via a wrist-wearable device, the authors identified 8 biomarkers associated with adverse post-traumatic neuropsychiatric sequalae, with downstream effects on pain severity.
  • Reduced 24-hour activity variance, one of the 8 markers, was more common post-trauma and was associated with greater pain severity (r=-0.14).
  • The authors concluded that wrist-wearable devices offer a useful screening tool for pain, sleep, and anxiety outcomes post-trauma. Identification of at-risk individuals would allow for targeted treatment.