Article: Wearable Monitors Facilitate Exercise in Adult and Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant
Authors: Ethan Pottebaum, Alexa Warmoth, Sabarish Ayyappan, David S Dickens, Yogesh Jethava, Arunkumar Modi, Michael H Tomasson, Lucas J Carr, Melissa L Bates
Journal: Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2021 Apr 22. doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000258. Online ahead of print.
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) is a potentially curative treatment for hematopoietic malignancies, complicated by decreased performance status and quality of life. Exercise therapy improves outcomes in HSCT, but several barriers have prevented exercise from becoming routine clinical practice. Based on existing data that wearable technologies facilitate exercise participation in other sedentary and chronic illness populations, we propose the novel hypothesis that wearable technologies are a valuable tool in transcending barriers and developing exercise therapy programs for HSCT patients.