Third and last part of the great article series written by Tim Chang (Mayfield Fund). "The Aspirational Self and the Quantified Self dovetail to create a kind of feedback loop that drives self-promotional behavior in the user on social networks"
So, how can physicians use content marketing? It starts with creating content that is valuable and relevant to your patients and adding that to your web site, blog, or patient newsletters. Here are seven ideas for content to help get you started.
CDW Healthcare infographic highlights 5 healthcare IT trends that are transforming healthcare. Earlier this year, CDW Healthare, provider of technology solutions and services for the healthcare marketplace released their Health Tech...
A top10 list of Digital Sensorlocked onto touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell.
The smartphone will play an increasing important role in all of this as they go from having six built-in sensors currently to having sixteen in the next five years.
If these predictions are correct then the next five years will be half-a-decade of sensor proliferation meaning the Digital Health Ecosystem will grow exponentially. In the meantime though there are already a plethora of digital health sensors in use or in the pipeline that are helping people improve and, in some instances, save lives.
Sqord is an actimeter concept dedicated to children. Based on Fitbit technology, the design has been made more robust and colorfull for the kids audience. No visuals of the App yet, neither of their "gamified" progression system.
There are 7 billion hours a week we spend around the planet to be engage into Games.
This is what Jane Mc Gonigal calls the engagement economy. There is a tent of desire to strive to do extraordinary things and to unlock our willpower, our determination, our creartivity. And we can harvest this desire to do extraordinary things.
100 millions of hours to edit all the Wikipedia pages. Which is equals to 3 weeks of Angry Birds or 7 days of Call of Duty gameplay ww.
Many of us still run this way, of course, but for how much longer? Now we can lace up a pair of "smart" sneakers and instantly shift from running by feel to running by metrics. Guesses at how far and how fast are replaced by real time stats on pace and meters travelled.
If you think you'll never make the switch, think again. As Nike learned from studying millions of users, the magic number of times a runner needs to see her data before becoming a more "science-based" runner is just five. Once a person crosses that threshold they are "massively more likely" to keep running by metrics than by feel alone.
That's a great number. Here are five more I've come across in
my ongoing study of the field of auto-analytics.
Olivier Janin's insight:
Great inspiring figures and insights by H.James Wilson
"Microsoft has significantly upgraded the sensing capabilities of the second-generation Kinect sensor that will ship with the newly announced Xbox One game console. One example: The Kinect can detect a user’s heart rate optically.
The idea is to incorporate this functionality into exercise programs, as a start, but there are no doubt other applications, as well, and it’s also a sign of just how far the Kinect has come. The feature uses RGB and IR feeds to work."
Definitely not sure the HR detection is enough accurate to create and deliver Health Wellness related experiences which makes sense in term of Biofeedback.
The facial recognition feature can be engaging either : it compares the user face with pre-recorded emotional patterns. I am excited to test these features with the appropriate SDK to see how it could help to set emotional driven experience.
Virtually everyone has experienced the negative effects of a bad night's sleep: grogginess, crankiness, lack of focus and a host of other nasty feelings that hover over your body and mind the entire day.
Health Central compiled the bad effects of bad sleep on this inforgraphic.
What is interesting with such medical background compilation, is that it serves the promotion of Sleep trackers.
So did Jawbone which uses this as an undirect proof of concept for for its Up wristband.
With more than $1 billion in venture capital investment in 2012, health tech is one of the hottest industries today. From consumer-facing websites, to devices that help doctors prevent hospital infections, startups are changing the way the healthcare system works. Interviews inside Blueprint Partners, a New York-based accelerator, to find out more about what drives this growing sector.
EPFL scientists have developed a tiny, portable personal blood testing laboratory: a minuscule device implanted just under the skin provides an immediate analysis of substances in the body, and a radio module transmits the results to a doctor over the cellular phone network. This feat of miniaturization has many potential applications, including monitoring patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Amico is a stylish bracelet that brings social networks to life. It connects you to relevant people in real life without interfering with your normal behavior and maintaining the emotions of meeting a person for the first time.
The product seems to be still in conception. No price yet.
If the intention is good, the product itself lacks entertaining features. Look at Nintendo 3DS and the Mii Collect application. It is so funny ! Just think how it could be if it would be linked to Social Networks.