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The recently formed UCLA Center for Systematic, Measurable, Actionable, Resilient and Technology-driven (SMART) Health--a collaborative effort from the David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science--has a multi-prong mission. It hopes to drive research collaboration, develop and test new mHealth devices and systems, and improve reliability of home health sensor tools to support home-based healing.
Its first project, SMART Home Lab,announced this month, is a simulated residence where researchers can test patient responses to treatment as well as new devices.
FierceMobileHealthcare reached out to Arash Naeim (pictured), the center's co-director who also serves as chief medical officer for clinical research at the David Geffen School of Medicine, to gain insight on the initiative, as well as his perspective on the state of mHealth innovation. Interview
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