Tracking for Health (Potential Application for IOT)
Tracking for Health (Potential Application for IOT) Dr. Mazlan Abbas MIMOS Berhadmazlan.email@example.com @mazlan_abbas Dr. Mazlan Abbas
Health Indicator• Seven in ten (69%) U.S. adults track a health indicator for themselves or a loved one and many say this activity has changed their overall approach to health, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. In all: – 60% of U.S. adults say they track their weight, diet, or exercise routine. – 33% of U.S. adults track health indicators or symptoms, like blood pressure, blood sugar, headaches, or sleep patterns. – 12% of U.S. adults track health indicators or symptoms for a loved one.
Informal Tracking• However, their tracking is often informal: – 49% of trackers say they keep track of progress “in their heads.” – 34% say they track the data on paper, like in a notebook or journal. – 21% say they use some form of technology to track their health data, such as a spreadsheet, website, app, or device.• This question allowed multiple responses, but in sum: 50% of trackers record their notes in some organized way, such as on paper or using technology, and 44% of trackers do so only in their heads.
A Tool• This is the first national survey measuring health data tracking, which has been shown in clinical studies to be a tool for improving outcomes, particularly among people trying to lose weight or manage a chronic condition. The Pew Internet survey finds that: – 46% of trackers say that this activity has changed their overall approach to maintaining their health or the health of someone for whom they provide care. – 40% of trackers say it has led them to ask a doctor new questions or to get a second opinion from another doctor. – 34% of trackers say it has affected a decision about how to treat an illness or condition.
References• “Tracking for Health”, PewInternet, January 28, 2013