Will Masters, Professor and Chair, Department of Food and Nutrition Policy, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, invited me to moderate a panel on Feb 26, 2014 on mobile health. Panelists Charles Teague, LoseIt!, Nick Patel, Wellable, and Neal Lesh, Dimagi, were fantastic. They gave me permission to post their slides, which end with the questions I prepared:
1.My mother-in-law downloaded LoseIt and wants to know how it takes into consideration your age and physical ability to exercise? The broader question here is:
–How are all people accommodated and when is it okay for a specific demographics' needs to be met be in age, location, or health condition?
2.From Twitter: Why does LoseIt treat iPhone users better than Android? Larger question:
–What is the impact of the changes in technology: cell phones, smart phones, tablets etc on your products?
3.What would a healthcare provider need to know to "prescribe" your app? Why would someone "adhere" to that prescription?
4.If you had unlimited funds what would you each do in the next year?
I wish I had documented all their excellent and insightful answers.
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