It's an extremely readable article and what's being described has in my opinion real applicability in the future of medical sensors. Adhesive, "band-aid" or strip sensors development applies to both the fitness set as well as to remotely monitored patients.
Transmitting data to monitoring systems and people will likely require an intermediate device such as a smart phone. I suspect that the real issues and hurdles will likely revolve around digital communications issues and standardization. Having worked most of my life in the communications domain, communications issues can be successfully overcome.
Here are a few quotes from the article: