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Howard County, MD 50+ Expo Keynote: Tracking Wellness with Technology - AARP Maryland

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Howard County, MD 50+ Expo Keynote: Tracking Wellness with Technology - AARP Maryland

  1. 1. Tracking Wellness with Technology My Personal Journey Mike Lee Digital Strategy Advisor, AARP.org 50+Expo, Howard County, MD October 31, 2016 v 3
  2. 2. Get these slides! 2
  3. 3. Who is Mike Lee? • At AARP Digital in D.C. for 13 years • Advises AARP’s head of digital & membership on new technologies • AARP’s “Gadget Guy” 3
  4. 4. “Everyday” technology with a focus on phones and wearables
  5. 5. 5 Surrounded by resources at work… Tufts / USDA / AARP Foundation MyPlate for Older Adults Denise Austin AARP Wellness Ambassador
  6. 6. My health crisis in February 2014 led to a transformation. 6 Photo of Mike taken Feb 2013 in Lusaka, Zambia on USAID-funded three-week mission to train vulnerable youths on digital literacy.
  7. 7. February 22, 2014
  8. 8. February 22, 2014
  9. 9. February 24, 2014: Announcing on Instagram (#thyroidectomy)
  10. 10. February 26, 2014: After the thyroidectomy
  11. 11. February 26, 2014: After the thyroidectomy
  12. 12. February 28, 2014: Mild fever
  13. 13. March 3, 2014: Finally out after 9 days!
  14. 14. My Forever Pill
  15. 15. Dr. BJ Fogg’s Tiny Habits 15 Only three things will change behavior in the long term. Option A. Have an epiphany Option B. Change your environment (what surrounds you) Option C. Take baby steps
  16. 16. Some of my Tiny Helpers 16 Drinking lots of water Eating breakfast Portions from one bowl Simple comparisons & nutrition labels
  17. 17. (Excerpted and adapted from a 2012 Cato Institute graphic.)
  18. 18. JournalingMike’s Health Journal in Evernote
  19. 19. Journaling Food with MyFitnessPal • Manually enter food and calories • Select from database • Scan bar code • Adjust portions • Customize recipes 19
  20. 20. March 2014: Pseudo-anxiety attacks from calcium imbalance
  21. 21. 21 Calm App • Provides high quality guided audio meditation • Offers professionally designed programs • Can use web site
  22. 22. June 2014: Brisk walking all summer
  23. 23. 23 • Turns your phone into a mapping pedometer • Can log calories, weight, etc • Now owned by UnderArmour MapMyWalk App
  24. 24. 24 Calorific App: Visualize 200 calories
  25. 25. Listening to audio content on walks and runs
  26. 26. Types of digital activity trackers Omron pedometer, Moves app on iPhone, Jawbone UP move, Fit Charge HR, Polar FT 7 26
  27. 27. Choose your tracker by lifestyle Jawbone Misfit Flash Link, Fitbit Charge HR, Garmin Vivofit, Misfit Shine Bloom Basic Health Exercise & Sport Fashion 27
  28. 28. Some of Mike’s favorites (2014-2015) Nike Fuelband, Fitbit Flex, Jawbone UP24, Misfit Shine, Garmin Vivofit28 X X
  29. 29. Basic, low-cost trackers (October 2016) 29 Fitbit Zip $60 Fitbit Flex $80 Misfit Flash $30 Garmin Vivofit $60 Polar Loop $80
  30. 30. Basic, low-cost trackers (October 2016) All under $50: Fitbit Zip, Up move, Misfit Flash, Fitbug Orb30 Xiaomi Mi Band 2 HR $40 Withings Go $80 MOOV Now $60 UNICEF Kid Power $40 Milestone Pod Shoe Odometers $25
  31. 31. Walking with a digital activity tracker Strap onto wrist, walk, open app to sync via bluetooth afterwards, review your data31
  32. 32. Sleep Tracking • Auto start & stop • Light or deep sleep • Restlessness • Wake periods 32
  33. 33. Fitbit app sleep reminder notification on my watch (and phone)
  34. 34. WiFi Weight Scales • Calculates body fat % • Manages multiple users • Scale sends weight to phone by WiFi • Trend graphs • Export to MyFitnessPal 34
  35. 35. Web dashboards and beyond • Check your trends • Collect badges • Follow friends • Connect to other health services • Get coaching • Export data 35
  36. 36. Badges36
  37. 37. Challenges37
  38. 38. One year’s worth of steps38
  39. 39. Testing mechanical pedometers too
  40. 40. Some Tips • Take your wrist tracker off daily to let your skin breathe • Wipe off your tracker with plain water • Most trackers are not good for swimming! • Stick a piece of watch crystal protection film on the screen • Order spare button batteries where applicable 40
  41. 41. October 26, 2014: Couch-to-5K done!
  42. 42. July 27, 2015: Featured in Runner’s World – 75 lbs off!
  43. 43. September 2015: “Sightrunning” New York Central Park
  44. 44. December 2015: My first full year of running, 628 miles, 12 races
  45. 45. June 9, 2016
  46. 46. June 9, 2016
  47. 47. September 2016: GPS Art while training for the Richmond Marathon
  48. 48. Be digital; be healthy! Mike Lee Twitter @curiouslee http://instagram.com/curiouslee #thyroidcuriouslee #runningcuriouslee http://aarp.org/mobile Find Mike online…48
  49. 49. Learn More at AARP TEK Academy http://aarptek.org 49
  50. 50. Learn More at AARP TEK Academy http://aarptek.org 50
  51. 51. Learn More! AARP TEK Academy http://aarptek.org 51
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  53. 53. 53 RAFFLE TIME!
  54. 54. Status of Major Fitness Tracker Brands (October 2016) • Fitbit - Market leader • Apple – Phones & Apple Watch with special Nike Edition • Samsung – Phones & exclusive tracker bands • Google – G-Phones, partners’ phones & Android Wear watches • Garmin – Many models of trackers and sports watches • Polar - Many versions of trackers and watches • Withings – Trackers and other home health devices. Acquired by Nokia. • UnderArmour – Partnered with HTC for the UA Band • Misfit – Acquired by Fossil Watch Company. Still in market. • Microsoft – Halted production of Microsoft Band • Jawbone – Halted production of UP bands • Nike – Halted production of Nike Fuel Band (with Apple now) 54

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