Innovation lies at the poles of digital health--the data and the sensor.
Wear it, eat it or embed it.
Tomorrow’s physicial device very well may just go away. Or more accurately, the sensors will be integrated into our lives–you’re going to eat them, embed them or even have have them as part of your stylish wardrobe. Sensors will be incorporated into the touch points of your daily activities like your toothbrush or even the steering wheel of your car. The resulting data–the other big innovation–will be processed behind the scenes and served up in an unobtrusive or engaging way, just like your morning weather report. These sensors will play a very active role in your life, but act in a very passive and almost silent way to collect personalized data that reflect the specific needs of the individual. In fact, we’re seeing some interesting changes with the emergence of companies like Tictrac, where the particular product becomes more generic and the data rise above the device.