Posted in #HCSM, Digital Health, Quantified Self

Quantifying Guilt

HealthyComms

With dueling stories hitting Newsweek and the New York Times this afternoon, the digital health corner of the world has noticed mainstream media hitting on one of our favorite topics: Quantified Health. The feature piece from Newsweek is their technical cover story, and NYT turned to one of its own technology big guns in David Pogue to author their story.

The coverage of the devices is on par with what we usually see in this topic: wearables, tracking sleep, movement, activity, with apps that can help you get an overall picture of the story.

We’d consider ourselves pretty close to the topic of quantified self, as we’ve watched throughout the year as this topic has continued to rise in media and consumer tech circles. One thing I can say, from observation, is that the value proposition for tracking health is most often positioned as a positive one. Tracking your activity guides…

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