Tracking Personal Health

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Presentation at SVForum Mobile Internet SIG event on mHealth (August 4, 2011) — the self-quantification movement; survey of tools for tracking personal health; the commonplace complexity of health and the need to track a wide variety of health issues & activities; and an overview of the Tonic self care app.

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Tracking Personal Health

  1. 1. Tracking Personal HealthRajiv Mehta, Bhageera Consulting rajiv@bhageera.comSVForum, Mobile Internet SIG, 4 Aug 2011
  2. 2. OutlineThe self-quantification movementSurvey of mHeath tracking solutionsCommonplace complexity of healthOverview of Tonic app 2
  3. 3. Self-quantificationmovement 3
  4. 4. Quantified Selfself knowledge through numbers 4
  5. 5. San Francisco Paris Quantified SelfAmsterdam PhiladelphiaBoston PittsburghBrussels PortlandCape Town San DiegoChicago SeattleEdinburgh Silicon ValleyHawaii SpainHouston SydneyLondon TorontoLos Angeles TulsaLouisville VancouverMarin Vermont Vancouver San Francisco New York Amsterdam Boston London Seattle Mountain View San Diego Toronto Chicago Brussels Paris Mill Valley Pittsburgh Los Angeles Sydney Honolulu Montréal Valencia Houston Ottawa Cape Town Burlington TulsaMontreal VictoriaNew York Washington DC Self knowledge 28–29 May 2011Ottawa Computer History Museum through numbers Mountain View California quantifiedself.com 5
  6. 6. Trends Driving QS1. Access to technology — sophisticated tools available to general public: sensors, mobile computing, web tools, ...2. Access to knowledge — greater awareness of diversity of health & medical practices and opinions3. Skepticism about “expert opinion” — both the limits of expert knowledge & their willingness/ ability to focus on you 6
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  8. 8. Activity Trackers BodyMedia SenseWear Nike + Philips DirectLife BasisAdidas miCoach Pacer FitBit FitLinxx ActiPed Jawbone UP Healthstats & HP 8
  9. 9. Tracking Sleep Zeo WakeMate 9
  10. 10. Withings Baby Monitor Scale BP Cuff 10
  11. 11. VitaDockGlucose Temperature Blood Pressure Weight 11
  12. 12. Apps to track anything Your Exercise What you Eat Where you’ve Been Meditation 12
  13. 13. Apps to track anything Asthmapolis asthma inhaler usage I’m Expecting pregnancy symptomsGlucose Buddydiabetes: glucose level, medication, diet 13
  14. 14. “You can have liceand fleas at thesame time” Sir William Osler 14
  15. 15. Individual complexityNot only complex diversity across populationComplexity within an individual •Multiple chronic conditions + temporary ailments •Diversity of medical practices - MD + chiropractor + fitness trainer + dietician + herbalist + faith healer + ... •Diversity of health activities - Meds + biometrics + therapies + food + exercise + observations + ... “Deep medical diversity” Being and Well-Being Health and the Working Bodies of Silicon Valley by J. A. English-Lueck 15
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  17. 17. Many have multiple chronic conditions Number of Chronic Conditions Three or more Two One None USA Population 2005100.0% Nearly 25% of75.0% population has 2+ chronic conditions50.0% Roughly 50% of those25.0% aged 65+ have 3+ chronic conditions 0% 0-19 20-44 45-64 65-79 80+ All Age Range Source: “Rising Out-of-Pocket Spending for Chronic Conditions: A Ten-Year Trend”, Paez, Zhao and Hwang; Health Affairs 28, no. 1 (2009): 15-25 17
  18. 18. Not just the elderly Number of Chronic Conditions Three or more Two One None USA Population 2005 125 Ages 45-64 100 17m:3+ chronic con’sMillions of People 75 12m:2+ chronic con’s 50 Ages 65-older 25 17m:3+ chronic con’s 8m: 2+ chronic con’s 0 0-19 20-44 45-64 65-79 80+ Age Range Source: “Rising Out-of-Pocket Spending for Chronic Conditions: A Ten-Year Trend”, Paez, Zhao and Hwang; Health Affairs 28, no. 1 (2009): 15-25 18
  19. 19. Variety of conditionsMost commonly highlighted diseases •In order of prevalence: •Hypertension, Asthma, Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, COPD, Cancer, CHFBut there are other major conditions and a verylong tail of diseases •Obesity, Depression, Back pain, Chronic pain, ... •Rare diseases 19
  20. 20. Daily self-care not simpleMuch to remember & much to keep track ofExample: person with diabetes & hypertension Doctor’s advice Personal decisions • Insulin Novolin • Insulin Novolog • Multi-vitamin • IbuprofenMedications • Metformin • ACE Inhibitor • Herbal supplements • Blood glucose • WeightBiometrics • Blood pressure & pulseTherapies • Foot massage • Breathing exercisesExercise • Yoga • Walking • SwimmingDiet • Food journal • Carbs • Excessive thirstObservations • Excessive sweating • Sleep • Mood 20
  21. 21. Inescapable Complexity... of real world healthWoman, age 30, with cystic fibrosis 21
  22. 22. Inescapable ComplexityA medication ... 22
  23. 23. Inescapable Complexity... and associated metrics & symptoms ... 23
  24. 24. Inescapable Complexity... and everything else prescribed ... 24
  25. 25. Inescapable Complexity... plus other health practices ... 25
  26. 26. Inescapable Complexity... plus other health practices ... Meds: ~13 Other: ~7 Times: ~18 25
  27. 27. Inescapable Complexity... that change over time ... 26
  28. 28. Inescapable Complexity... for everyone in the family 27
  29. 29. Tonic • Self Care AssistantRemember and track all health and wellness activities www.tonicselfcare.com 28
  30. 30. Remember & recordun/planned activities 29
  31. 31. Remember & recordun/planned activities 29
  32. 32. Remember & recordun/planned activities 29
  33. 33. Remember & recordun/planned activities 29
  34. 34. Tonic supports anythingin your health regimen 30
  35. 35. Tonic supports anythingin your health regimen 30
  36. 36. Tonic supports anythingin your health regimen 30
  37. 37. Tonic supports anythingin your health regimen 30
  38. 38. Tonic supports anythingin your health regimen 30
  39. 39. Review & export all data 31
  40. 40. Review & export all data 31
  41. 41. Review & export all data 31
  42. 42. SummaryGrowing self-quantification movement, often health-focusedGrowing collection of tools for capturing personal healthdata, automatic and/or user-enteredDay-to-day health is complex, multi-facetedTonic makes day-to-day health management much easierNeed for wide range of tools • Specialized: Deep, focused, rich — used when & where needed • Commonplace: Broad, flexible, customizable — used all the time 32
  43. 43. Thank you!Rajiv Mehta • rajiv@bhageera.com • (650) 823-3274

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