self-tracking

By Jonah Comstock March 24, 2015
Juniper Research predicts that connected healthcare and fitness device services will produce $1.8 billion in annual revenues by 2019, according to a new report, a sixfold increase from 2015, which has predicted revenues of $320 million. The services market is due to explode because in order to succeed, connected fitness devices will have to shift their focus from just hardware, to software and...
By Jonah Comstock September 16, 2014
Time Magazine's post-Apple Watch cover story suggests that Apple might finally bring wearables into the mainstream in a way they've never been before -- and that this might not be a good thing. "Nobody anticipated the way iPhones exert a constant gravitational tug on our attention," Time's Lev Grossman and Matt Vela write. "Do I have e-mail? What’s happening on Twitter? Could I get away with...
By Jonah Comstock November 26, 2013
Just 72 percent of Americans with one or more chronic conditions have internet access and only 78 percent have a mobile phone. That's compared to 89 percent and 91 percent, respectively, of those without chronic illness, according to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life project. At the Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California, Pew Research Center director Susannah Fox gave a...
By Jonah Comstock November 14, 2013
Nearly half of adults in the UK who self-track with mobile devices say they've experienced "strong behavior change", according to a survey by the Trajectory Group, sponsored by Fitbit. The data comes from the Fitbit Healthy Futures Report, a study on the role mobile devices play in health and wellness in the United Kingdom commissioned by Fitbit UK. Trajectory surveyed 1,005 people between the...
By Jonah Comstock June 20, 2013
New research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that adults who are unpaid caregivers for a parent or child use online and mobile health tools considerably more than the average American, but only 59 percent of connected caregivers find internet tools helpful in giving care. Fifty-two percent said that online tools helped them deal with the stress of being a caregiver. "If this...
By MHN Staff May 16, 2013
By Dave Dickinson, Former CEO, Zeo After leading Zeo for the last 5 years, I'd like to share some of the key lessons we learned as an early pioneer within the digital healthcare movement. This post includes lessons learned for those who share our mission of improving the health and wellness of mankind by leveraging the awesome power of technology. Hopefully, some thoughts will engage new ways of...
By Aditi Pai April 19, 2013
When Larry Smarr started exploring the biochemistry of his body, he turned to his microbiome to find answers. At TEDMED 2013, Smarr talked about the steps he took in the months before he discovered he had Crohn’s disease. At first, Smarr used apps like Zeo and Fitbit to monitor his sleeping and exercise respectively. Eventually, Smarr delved deeper, turning his attention to blood work and stool...
By Jonah Comstock April 15, 2013
Microsoft HealthVault is one way patients can track health data. Seventy percent of doctors report that at least one patient is sharing some form of health measurement data with them, according to Manhattan Research's annual "Taking the Pulse" online survey of 2,950 practicing physicians. Self-tracking is a budding area of research for pollsters -- it was the headliner metric for the Pew...
By Jonah Comstock November 2, 2012
According to a forthcoming survey from Pew Internet Project, 7 in 10 American adults are self-trackers of some kind. Sixty percent of Americans are tracking weight, diet, or exercise, said Associate Director of Digital Strategy Susannah Fox, who previewed some results from the survey at the Connected Health Symposium in Boston last week. One third track health indicators or symptoms, and one...
By Brian Dolan March 16, 2011
FitBit, one of the more popular self-tracking devices Why self-tracking should be of interest to employers: "What if you could track everything you do in life? That is the idea behind self-tracking, a new method of tracking daily tasks, whether by using a health monitoring product, gauging employee productivity, or just finding out if your workers are happy," from a report over at Inc. Magazine'...

Editor's Pick