Could your FitBit diagnose a disease?

That's how study author Michael Snyder, professor and chair of genetics at Stanford, learned that he was getting sick. He was wearing seven biosensors when he noticed abnormalities in his heart rate and blood oxygen levels. He next came down with a fever and was eventually diagnosed with Lyme disease.

The Stanford School of Medicine recently announced the launch of the Center for Digital Health (CDH) to support collaborations between Stanford faculty and Silicon Valley technology companies with an aim to develop and test new digital health tools. The CDH is inviting applications for its inaugural seed grant program focused on innovative uses of the Apple Watch in healthcare, and will be awarding up to 1,000 Apple Watches and $10,000 in funding.