I see parallels between the current state of health data tracking and the trajectory of adoption we saw in the early days of internet, broadband, and mobile adoption.
Here’s a clip I just found from an interview with WHYY’s Dan Gottlieb in which I explain what I mean by that:
I loved being part of the conversation with Dan, Ernesto Ramirez, and Heather Patterson. Here’s the full interview: Self-Tracking: Quantified Self Movement.
If you want to dig in further, here’s the Pew Research Center report I refer to, Tracking for Health, and more essays, speeches, and deep thoughts about the past, present, and future of health data tracking.
Susannah Fox says
Since this blog is my outboard memory, I’ll add:
Invisibles, Not Wearables, Will Profoundly Change Health Care, by Stuart Karten, who has designed invisible hearing aids.