We are very good at generating data. We are just learning how to utilize it, but the mobile health revolution is one of the most promising applications we have seen in this field.
How effective are fitness-tracking devices and apps? The first time I used one I felt transformed into a machine. Not only was I tracking my own bike ride but I had synced up the app to all the social media platforms I use. There would be absolutely no letting up. I pushed myself to not only maintain a faster pace but also ride 24 miles instead of the usual 20.
The whole world could be tracking my ride, and conscience, after all, is the knwoledge that someone is watching. It is therefore hard to convey the sense of disappointment I felt at the end of the ride when I realized the app had crashed.