Another example of the ‘rah rah’ approach to technology solutions to improved health. My sense is that all these innovations, while welcome, are largely preaching to the converted. The basics of good health are simple: eat well, exercise, avoid unhealthy behaviour like smoking and sun exposure. So while I am a sceptical about the improvement in the health of the overall population from these innovations, I am more optimistic of how some of these innovations can help those with chronic conditions monitor their health and encourage any changes in behaviour needed. Unfortunately, as noted before, changing behaviour is not as simple as a new app. Quote:
The problems with our existing health system present an opportunity. Free from the regulatory constraints of government or the resource constraints of device and pharmaceutical development, a new breed of companies is helping individuals to succeed at being healthy. Genuine innovation is emerging in three main areas: data capture, software, and scalable human services.