Personal fitness devices, first widely introduced in 2008 with the FitBit, are designed to help consumers become more active, eat a more well-rounded diet, sleep better and ultimately, turn you into a healthier human being. They can now play a role in personal injury and disability law.
Throughout the day, your device logs a range of data about your activities, including the number of steps you take, distance traversed and calories burned. It's also sensitive enough to detect just how vigorous your motions are and can differentiate a stroll from a jog that consumes far more calories.
At night, your device can monitor your sleep quality. It knows when you go to bed, how frequently you awaken and how long you lie prostrate, staring at the ceiling, pondering unmet deadlines. They have a built-in function that scrolls current activity data. So if it's late in the day and you still have 8,000 steps to get to your goal of 15,000 steps, you know it's time to get going, and fast.
These devices connect to your online profile, where you can peruse details, monitor your progress (or lack thereof) and redouble your dedication to getting into shape.
According to Forbes owner Parmy Olson, personal fitness devices have a lot of potential to eliminate manipulation and conjecture in personal injury cases. Wearable devices could be the next "black box" of the human body!
It's not as far-fetched as it may seem - several previous court the cases have already set precedence for invasive disclosures of this type of digital information in the court room and law bloggers have already speculated the increased appearance of wearable data in personal injury cases.
Until now, lawyers have relied heavily on clinical interpretation for personal injury and disability law. The testimony and professional opinion of doctors and specialists who observe claimants for 30 minutes to an hour at a time - sometimes forming biased opinions about their patients - has largely influenced the outcome of personal injury and disability law cases across Canada.
Now, with personal fitness tracking technology, lawyers now have quantifiable data to bring into the courtroom. Lawyers can track a claimant over a longer period of time, and the best part of it is that they have hard data to prove it.
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Taking a medical leave from work is not an easy decision to make. Concerns about providing for yourself and your family and keeping your job may cause you to want to push through your pain, but this won’t make your problems go away. Stopping work is often the smartest decision for your long term health and well-being, and your disability benefits are there to provide you with financial support until you can return to work.
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If you are unable to work, your disability benefits should be there to provide you with the financial support you need. While your insurance company may be focused on finding ways to avoid paying your claim, our focus is on what is in your best interest. When Share Lawyers gets involved, you have an entire team of lawyers that are there to support you and to fight for what is yours.
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