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Quantified self for citizens

For patients to be truly empowered around their health outcomes, they need to first understand their current health. The “Quantified self” uses sensor technology innovation, embedded in wearables and mobile devices, to revolutionize self-tracking and allows individuals to monitor their physical conditions, from blood pressure to heart rate to blood glucose levels, and adjust their behavior in real-time to make better health decisions. Self-tracking data may make individuals more receptive to behavioral nudges and can be used by policymakers to reward healthy lifestyles.

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