Some of the health products that took centre stage at CES, interestingly most have been about for a while in some form or other. The fitbit has went all Fuelband and trackers are getting sleeker and smarter. I still have to be convinced about a vibrating fork though!
Not familiar with the "Quantified Self?" It's latest trend in obsessively tracking every possible health measure, in real time, that emerged as a major theme at South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival this year.
As the saying goes, you don't fatten a pig by weighing it and I suppose the opposite is true, I love all things quantified self and can't resist a good set of metrics but recognise these may only be of interest to certain personality types and in a health context will face resistance and attrition in user base. However when combined with strong behavioural change models I am utterly certain that these tools will be a force for good.
The sharing economy is great, but if we're talking about true efficiency, it seems to me that we're going to need to go a step beyond just the owner-renter model for the collaborative consumption market, and into an area that's based on fractional...
Joanne Hagerty's insight:
This is really interesting - still think there are massive opportunities for lower ticket price items like bikes, sewing machines, lawnmowers etc.