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4 Areas of Healthcare at the Tipping Point: Behavior-Based Treatment

Article-4 Areas of Healthcare at the Tipping Point: Behavior-Based Treatment

Behavior-Based Treatment  

Behavior-Based Treatment

Recently, there has been an influx in preventative health and wellness initiatives aimed at reducing the healthcare burden. These initiatives often focus on lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise, and stress management. Coupling these efforts with the Quantified Self movement, which leverages technology to monitor and measure aspects of our daily lives, is yielding new possibilities for behavior-based treatment.

Systems can now learn an individual’s health habits and patterns over time, enabling real-time guidance, personalized treatment, and early detection and diagnosis. Such systems might suggest a protein-rich recipe based on an individual’s measured energy level or notify family and friends when an individual’s sleep habits deviate from an established norm.

Hear more about what the future has in store for medtech at the MEDevice San Diego conference and exposition, September 1–2, 2015.

Steve McPhilliamy is parter at Insight Product Development.

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