It’s easy to lose weight. The hard part is keeping the weight off. About 1 in 5 overweight or obese Americans successfully loses weight and keeps the weight off. What if you could survey thousands of these successful losers to determine what habits they have in common — essentially crowdsourcing their top tips for weight […]
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This year’s mHealth Summit was very, very large (more than 3,600 people from 50 countries), and very, very diverse (researchers, policy makers, health care providers, developers, entrepreneurs). There was a bit of something for everyone, and numerous outstanding summaries have been written from several perspectives (see list below). Here’s a quick snapshot of what stood […]
Your LBD (little black dress) is about to be joined in your closet by a SWD (smart wearable device). The worlds of electronics and textiles are becoming interwoven and the results are going to profoundly impact your health. Here’s what you need to know about e-textiles and smart fabrics and a preview of the clothes, […]
“Research reveals new secret weapon for Le Tour,” read the press release headline, referring to the Tour de France. “Now there could be a new, completely legal and rather surprising weapon for riders aiming to shave vital seconds off their time – beetroot juice.” Beetroot juice? Within 24 hours my local bike club forum was […]
How do you know what’s normal? How do you win? How do you know when to stop? These were just a few of the wonderful, offbeat questions that popped up during a session on self-tracking I facilitated at HealthCampDC 2011. Bring together a group of thought leaders with wide-ranging expertise. Let them debate and question […]
“Pretty awesome. RT @ageekmom: @NASATweetup How’s it feel making dreams come true with every tweetup? #burningquestion : -) ” – Tweet from @NASATweetup, April 19, 2011. When it comes to utilizing social media to extend a brand and engage, educate and excite an audience, NASA has the right stuff. That was clearly demonstrated during […]
mHealth offers the perfect platform to merge self-tracking and biosensors. Toss in social networking and you have the trifecta of ‘track, share and compare’ at people’s fingertips.
As we move from Health 2.0 to Health Squared, here are 7 trends I see on the horizon that encompass genetics, Groupon, statistics, mHealth, and Project Runway.