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Trackers: How technology is helping us monitor and improve our health
     

Trackers: How technology is helping us monitor and improve our health

by Richard MacManus
 
Self-tracking is the practice of measuring and monitoring your health, activities or diet through technologies such as smartphone apps, wearables and personal genomics, empowering you to take control of your day to day health. Richard MacManus explains the benefits and risks of self-tracking and looks at:


- What exactly is being tracked

- The tools

Overview

Self-tracking is the practice of measuring and monitoring your health, activities or diet through technologies such as smartphone apps, wearables and personal genomics, empowering you to take control of your day to day health. Richard MacManus explains the benefits and risks of self-tracking and looks at:


- What exactly is being tracked

- The tools and techniques being used

- The best practices of early adopters

- How self-tracking is revolutionizing the health and wellness industries

- How the medical establishment is adapting to these new trends

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781775481294
Publisher:
Bateman
Publication date:
12/11/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
539 KB

Meet the Author

Richard MacManus is the founder of technology blog ReadWrite.com. Widely read globally, it was syndicated by The New York Times from 2008–2011. In 2011, Richard sold ReadWrite to San Francisco-based SAY Media and in 2012 left his job there as Editor-in-Chief to write this, his first book. As ReadWrite’s founder, he is widely recognized as a leader in articulating what’s next in technology and what it means for society at large. He became interested in health technology when diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and he has written many articles about consumer health products and trends. Richard’s homepage is http://ricm.ac. He is active on social media and you can follow his ongoing thoughts about selftracking on Facebook and Twitter, under the handle @ricmac. Richard lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

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