In Brief

Innovations include an app that predicts your life expectancy and nano-tech fabric that generates power.

Each week PSFK.com with its partner with Boehringer Ingelheim bring you a snapshot of Five Innovative Ideas each week that are reshaping the health care industry. This week innovations include an app that predicts your life expectancy and nano-tech fabric that generates power.

Daily Tracking System Monitors User’s Life Expectancy IGNITE is a personal health tracking system that includes both a web application and a physical device that integrates with any smartphone. The app actively monitors the users weight and exercise using a mobile phone’s camera. By tracking these components along with lifestyle updates such as diet, behavior and goals, the software calculates the users’ life expectancy into a tangible ‘life number.’ The software leverages existing life insurance industry calculations for life expectancy and augments this information into a proactive improvement plan for the user. Over time, as the user adds additional personal information, the app begins to suggest specific recommended behaviors for a healthier life. Users can also share information with a larger community to boost personal accountability and get encouragement as they pursue their goals.

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