People are getting hung up on games and social media as unnecessary fluff and noise. What’s emerging in mHealth however is real, emotional connections and help in recovery and healing powered by these new tools. From the USC Body Computing Conference, this parable tells why.
Out on the frontier, two things are happening: devices are getting connected, and people are getting socially networked. Why then do people keep asking me if people are really going to do social-powered things on the Internet of Everythings?
If your employer dropped healthcare coverage – McKinsey says that’s coming in 2014 – and you were more responsible for your own healthcare, what would you look for in an insurer? Tools targeting the social-powered consumer could shift the landscape for mHealth and health insurance, and bring new companies into the mix.
While smartphones have created an entire category we call mHealth, there may still be care applications where a smartphone isn’t the preferred device. Using today’s embedded technology, dedicated devices can be created with the communication and monitoring capability needed for life-critical applications like cardiac monitoring. What’s inside looks a lot like a smartphone but gives […]