We control just about every aspect of our lives.Mobile devices, technology and software have given us a greater choice on how, when and where we live our lives. We can choose to do our banking at 1am in our pyjamas, we can locate the nearest bar/restaurant and instantly get the menu or book a table, all made possible with mobile technology.However when it comes to our own healthcare, we seem powerless and less organised. The NHS provides us with an excellent service to meet our needs but what if we could develop our sense for control and focus it on remote healthcare?
Studies show 500 million people will be using mobile healthcare apps by 2015. There are currently around 6000 apps aimed at fitness, health and medical genres on Apple’s App Store.Research has shown 13% of us in the UK are actively engaged in looking after out on personal well-being through exercising regularly, taking temperature readings, blood pressure readings, recording our health statistics in a variety of places and having to manually take readings.
The HealthTracker can change how a person looks at and manages their personal healthcare. It is designed to assist people in managing their onw healthcare using biomedical clothing and telemedicine in the form of an app for iPhone.The HealthTracker makes it simple to manage health, the user simply puts on the biomedical item of clothing, which gathers and stores their health statistics until the user wirelessly connects the clothing to their app. The app appears with a model of the users body and through colour theory and graphics the user is able to click on various parts of the body to reveal statistics, charts, information and positive tips on the users healthcare.
I want to change the way people see healthcare applications. I want this system to deliver accurate up-to-date readings and data on things like blood pressure, weight, ECG, skin temperature in order for the user to collect data on their own healthcare, analyse it, look for patterns and information that could change both the quality and the length of their life.
The HealthTracker allows the user to be both the researcher and the subject. The user is actively observing themselves, gaining information that they can act on and then actively modify their lifestyle. Keeping track of our health is nothing new but the HealthTracker offers to do it in a new easy and inventive way.
HealthTrackerThe Ultimate Healthcare Tracking Assistant<br />Hi, my name is Holly McDowell, and my product is the HeathTracker which is a personalised healthcare management system<br />
2. Who I am looking for funding from...<br />-NIPSO, Invest Growth, Proof of Concept FundProviding grants to develop business concepts<br /><ul><li>Set up by Invest NI
Enable individuals to develop and test the commercial potential of a concept resulting from in-house research and ideas.
Grants are awarded with a view of establishing the commercial potential of a concept and to fully develop and test ideas.</li></li></ul><li>3<br />Our Society Today<br />We control just about every aspect of our lives...<br />However when it comes to our own healthcare we seem to be powerless and less organised<br />BUT, what if we could develop our sense for control, and focus it on our healthcare?<br />
4<br />Studies show that 500 million people will be using mobile health care apps by 2015<br />Research shows 13% of the UK population are interested in looking after their own wellness<br />
Product Info<br />5<br />What is it?<br />The Health Tracker can offer people the medical knowledge they need to fulfil their need to control their own personal healthcare<br />How?<br />Offers endless possibilities for controlling and assisting users<br />
Offer opportunities for companies in the healthcare field, i.e. Doctors and patients exchanging info.<br />Could effectively relieve burden on the NHS<br />Nike+ have said they are actively looking for acquisition in markets where it is under-penetrated.<br />6<br />
I want to change the way people see healthcare applications<br />Providing them with a system that could change the quality and length of their life<br />7<br />What I want to do!<br />
8<br />Objectives of what I want to do<br />Research and development of an interface<br />Research surrounding possible solutions for wearable computing and applications<br />Development and research of biomedical clothing which can be synced with Apple’s iPhone<br />Data Refinement and how we will extract the data from the biomedical clothing to the iPhone.<br />
9<br />The Health Tracker can allow the user to be both the researcher and the subject.<br />Gaining the knowledge they need to change their lifestyle<br />Reinforce the healthcare application market<br />Conclusion<br />
Finally...<br />10<br />I would like to ask for a follow up meeting to discuss the endless business possibilities that the Health Tracker can provide. <br />Thank-You for listening.<br />