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Wearable devices prevent substance abuse

Drug use and prevention can have a major impact on cities. For those with a history of substance abuse, wearable mobile health devices can detect changes in indicators such as body motions, skin temperature, and heart rate to predict when the wearer is likely to engage in risky behaviors. This can trigger the delivery of personalized drug prevention interventions in real time, and alert caseworkers when an in-person intervention may be required.

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