In Brief

Technologies are being developed to help people self-monitor their health from any location, tracking and delivering basic biometric data and performance statistics.

This post is part of a PSFK Consulting project aimed at providing insight into the Future of Health. Wellness Tracking is one trend of fifteen that appears in our exploration of  how technology and access to information play a vital role in the ways that people will understand, manage and receive care whether that’s at home, in hospitals and clinics or in doctor’s offices.

Summary

Technologies are being developed to help people self-monitor their health from any location, tracking and delivering basic biometric data and performance statistics. Apps are taking advantage of the sensors in mobile phones to provide real-time, personalized feedback to individuals that they can then share with their healthcare providers and families. When linked to action, this information can help people lead healthier lifestyles.

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