Longevity Network
  • Oct 26, 2017
  • Phac Le Tuan, CEO

Q: Are fitness trackers on their way out?

I don’t think so. They are here to stay, morphing into a variety of objects that people would be wearing without thinking about it, 5capturing more data about our physical activities over time.

The data trackers provide is too valuable for many reasons, even though the data set might be sparse, as there will be occasions when people would not wear them for any reason.
There are big data techniques to work around such missing data, and altogether, the fitness trackers will provide the context by which other health related measurements (such as vitals, but also medication compliance, lifestyle choices, etc…) will be interpreted in order to obtain a better understanding of the determinants of health of each individual patient.