PSFK Picks: Top 10 Health Innovations Of The Week
From getting fit on Facebook to ultrasound pills that eliminate the need for shots, we bring you the most innovative stories from the world of wellness research.
PSFK has partnered with Boehringer Ingelheim to bring you a snapshot of Ten Innovative Ideas each week that are reshaping the health care industry. Continue reading below for the most exciting ideas from the past seven days.
GE Makes Exercise Social By Adding Health Goals To Facebook Timelines Facebook is partnering with GE to launch HealthyShare, an app that allows people to add health and fitness goals to their Facebook timelines through a range of fitness and diet challenges, some even sponsored by Olympians. Since people are more likely to follow through if they have a support system, the act of making these goals public will enable participant’s friend’s to motivate them to reach their goals. The app’s launch coincides with the athletic fever of the Olympics, so that people will be further inspired to get healthy and fit. To make it more effective, HealthyShare integrates both social insights from Facebook researchers and internal anthropologists in order to best leverage the social platform as an accountability system for dieting and health programs.