Comments
15 Apps For Healthy Living
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
WilliamG967
50%
50%
WilliamG967,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/5/2014 | 11:47:25 AM
100-YR Health Management Plan where's the app?
To my entreprenuerial advantage, no one has thought to deploy a health app UI based on daily (or more frequent) total body skin (hair and nail) imaging collected simulatenously with whole-body surface scanning, preferably naked. Such imaging and scanning equipment is not affordable for the average Walmart shopper yet but it will be in a decade or sooner if I have any success. The software engineering to automatically bring the scans and images of the UI alive (realtime interaction with your digital double) with machine learning of near continous tracking and monitoring of whole-body and part position and posture for a revolutionary UX is the grand challenge. Processing power, programming languages, storage devices, and networking (MBAN, PAN, LAN) are not worries but design parameters for the mobile platforms today to render graphics and acoustics of human biotelemetry and health data archives for goal setting, healthcare planning and health analyses. I believe the solution to the health apps' high attrition rates will be an international standard for the whole-body, true-color surface with hair and nails binded to a skeleton that can derive joint position and motion from a panoly of sensors and qualitative behaviors (e.g., operation of man-made objects). Once this hurdle is cleared, all the health literacy/education content, that's not quantified, can smartly be delivered to users with precision and timeliness. 
Alison_Diana
50%
50%
Alison_Diana,
User Rank: Author
6/2/2014 | 4:36:42 PM
Re: Android
Totally with you there! Whenever I ask app developers about their future plans, they're often writing first for iOS, with Android soon after (or vice versa) and a Windows version is quite often on the agenda within six months or so. Blackberry rarely, if ever, comes up these days.
mak63
50%
50%
mak63,
User Rank: Ninja
6/2/2014 | 4:27:04 PM
Re: Android
You're welcome Alison. I'd also like to thank you for writing a great and useful article.

Windows versions? Blackberry?
I'm sure Windows versions will come soon. Blackberry? I don't believe it'll hapen.
Alison_Diana
50%
50%
Alison_Diana,
User Rank: Author
6/2/2014 | 9:22:33 AM
Re: Android
Thanks for the Android apps, @mak63. I wonder how many developers are creating Windows versions? Blackberry?
mak63
50%
50%
mak63,
User Rank: Ninja
5/30/2014 | 11:53:26 PM
Android
I see some apps don't have Android equivalents, but some do. Here are a few that I found and I use.

SleepCycle Sleep as Android

Vision Test 2.0 Vision Test

Hearing Test Hearing Test
Kristin Burnham
50%
50%
Kristin Burnham,
User Rank: Author
3/8/2014 | 9:31:50 AM
Re: May get a few of these
Agreed. The temptation with these apps is to share everything... but just because there's a "share to Facebook/Twitter" option doesn't mean you need to use it! Some stuff is better kept private.
Alison_Diana
50%
50%
Alison_Diana,
User Rank: Author
3/7/2014 | 12:22:44 PM
Re: May get a few of these
Agree! Some friends post their weight losses and that's getting to be a bit much. If they add their pulses (how many times a day would they do that!), it would border on the obsessive! However, these apps are a great tool if you're coping with a high or low pulse rate or need to monitor your heartbeat for some other reason. Just don't share the results!
Alison_Diana
50%
50%
Alison_Diana,
User Rank: Author
3/7/2014 | 12:20:20 PM
Re: Good and bad?
The sleep one interested me, too -- although I don't really need an app to tell me I don't sleep well!
NJ Mike
50%
50%
NJ Mike,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/7/2014 | 10:47:51 AM
May get a few of these
Some of these apps look very interesting, but when people start posting their pulses on Facebook, I think we've gone too far.
Kristin Burnham
50%
50%
Kristin Burnham,
User Rank: Author
3/6/2014 | 9:17:10 PM
Re: apps for healthy living
Sign me up, too!
Page 1 / 2   >   >>


The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest - July 22, 2014
Sophisticated attacks demand real-time risk management and continuous monitoring. Here's how federal agencies are meeting that challenge.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
A UBM Tech Radio episode on the changing economics of Flash storage used in data tiering -- sponsored by Dell.
Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.