This presentation was delivered at the inaugural conference of the International Society for Digital Medicine in Nanjing on June 19th. The presentation features digital health and gamification applications from GAETSS partners including Milan Based Imaginary and UK personal health management specialists, Spirit Healthcare.
Modern Lifestyles represent one of the biggest health challenges to modern society. The combination of higher standards of living, extended life expectancies and falling birth rates has led to a cocktail of medical problems that affect, in different ways, all age groups whether it be childhood obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular problems in adults or physical and cognitive decline in the elderly. These challenges, and the decline in the relative percentage of people in employment means that the public and private health services are facing a demographic time-bomb which, without intervention and effective strategies is likely to cause serious social and economic disruption.
This presentation examines the potential of wearable devices, gamification, artificial intelligence and big data used in digital health and wellbeing applications to have a positive impact on public health as well as facilitating new relationships between citizens and healthcare providers for personal health management and improved lifestyle behaviours.