Trackers: How Technology is Helping Us Monitor & Improve Our Health
Self-tracking is the practice of measuring and monitoring your health, activities or diet through technologies such as smartphones, apps, pedometers and personal genomics, empowering you to take control of your day to day health. Richard MacManus explains the benefits and risks of self-tracking and looks at: What exactly is being tracked; The tools and techniques being used; The best practices of early adopters; How self-tracking is revolutionizing the health and wellness industries; How the medical establishment is adapting to these new trends
Richard MacManus is the founder of technology blog ReadWrite.com, which became one of the world's most popular blogs. As ReadWrite's founder, he is widely recognized as a leader in articulating what's next in technology and what it means for society at large. He became interested in health technology when diagnosed with Type I diabetes and he has written many articles about consumer health products and trends. Richard lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Richard's homepage is http://ricm.ac. He is active on social media and you can follow his ongoing thoughts about self-tracking on Facebook and Twitter, under the handle @ricmac.