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6 gadgets qui rendent le sport ludique. Le marché de la santé connectée, un marché juteux mais qui vous veux du bien.

6 gadgets qui rendent le sport ludique

Cette tendance de fond arrive à point nommé alors qu'un nombre croissant d'individus souhaite adopter un mode de vie plus sain. Aux Etats-Unis, ce secteur en pleine expansion est évalué à 4 milliards d'euros. Il serait aussi important en Europe. Five Best Fitness Tracking Appliances. I have one, and I can say it's epic as long as you pair it with a heart rate monitor.

Five Best Fitness Tracking Appliances

I paired mine with Garmin's heart rate monitor, but Polar should work too (any ANT+ fitness device will pair). The real bread and butter for the MotoACTV comes from tracking performance via heart rate. By 2017: 170M wearable wireless health and fitness devices. In five years the number of wearable wireless health and fitness devices will hit 169.5 million, according to a report from ABI Research.

By 2017: 170M wearable wireless health and fitness devices

That’s up from almost 21 million such devices last year. By 2017 the number of sports and fitness focused wearable wireless devices will still outnumber more health-focused ones, but not by much. ABI expects about 90 million wearable fitness devices to be in the market five years from now, which leaves about 80 million health-focused ones.

The research firm partially attributes the predicted rise in the number of wearable fitness devices to the increasing number of mobile handset vendors, consumer electronics companies, and online service providers who have joined the market in recent months. ABI points to Nike, Adidas, and Motorola as some of the more high-profile examples. “Leveraging mobile handsets to provide automated online data access opens up the wearable wireless market to real-time online connectivity. All your data are belong to us, again. Jeudi et vendredi, j'étais présent au Forum Netexplo 2012, comme chaque année.

All your data are belong to us, again

Et jeudi soir, il s'est passé quelque chose qui m'a très étonné. Your Body Is an API: 9 Gadgets for Tracking Health and Fitness. Vous Patrick Poiraud from Toulouse ? Comatek : avec U-STON peut-être qu'il n'y aurait pas eu de suicides chez qui vous savez ? Comatek est une startup créée en 2010 dans le but de développer des applications de management collaboratif.

vous Patrick Poiraud from Toulouse ? Comatek : avec U-STON peut-être qu'il n'y aurait pas eu de suicides chez qui vous savez ?

Vous séchez la gym ? Votre iPhone vous retient 5 dollars. Vous avez pris du bide pendant les fêtes, et vous vous promettez d’aller plus souvent à votre salle de sport.

Vous séchez la gym ? Votre iPhone vous retient 5 dollars

Mais vos belles résolutions ont tôt fait de s’évaporer. Et si vous perdiez 5 dollars chaque fois que vous séchez la gym ? Est-ce que vous seriez plus motivé ? Deux diplômés de Harvard ont lancé un site appelé, fondé sur ce concept. Gym-Pact Fines You for Not Exercising. With the start of a new year, many people resolve to shed their holiday paunch by hitting the gym more frequently.

Gym-Pact Fines You for Not Exercising

It’s easy to stay motivated for a few weeks, but then other things seem to take precedence — late nights at work, happy hour or the couch. So, what if it cost you $5 every time you missed the gym? Do you think you’d be more likely to go? Two recent Harvard grads recently introduced a service called based on that premise. They contend that the sting of losing money for missing a visit and the promise of collecting money for going is enough to keep you on the treadmill. “Behavioral economics show that if you tie cash incentives to things that are concrete and easy to achieve like getting to the gym, it’s very effective,” said Yifan Zhang, who co-founded the company with Geoff Oberhofer, both of whom graduated in 2010. The idea was born after Ms.

Seth's Blog » quantified self movement. Nike+ FuelBand : le bracelet pour calculer son activité physique. The Future of Personalized Medicine. Take a moment to imagine what it would be like to live robustly to the ripe old age of 100 or more.

The Future of Personalized Medicine

You wouldn't die of any particular illness, and you wouldn't gradually waste away under the spell of some awful, enfeebling disease that began years or decades earlier. It may sound far-fetched, but it is possible to live a long, disease-free life. Most of the conditions that kill us, including cancer and heart disease, could be prevented or delayed by a new way of looking at and treating health. The end of illness is near. Today, we mostly wait for the body to break before we treat it.

I see them being able to monitor and adjust their health in real time with the help of smartphones, wearable gadgets—perhaps like small, invisible stickers—to track the inner workings of their cells, and virtual replicas of their bodies that they will play much like videogames, allowing them to know exactly what they can do to optimize every aspect of their health. Blog — 4 Unknown Aspects of the Quantified Self Movement. The Quantified Self is, yes, a Movement.

Blog — 4 Unknown Aspects of the Quantified Self Movement

QS Meetups pop up everywhere in the world. There are already 45 Meetups worldwide, (22 in the US, 12 in Europe, then Tokyo, Beirut, Sydney, Rio,…). Yet QS is still very hard to explain to non-initiates. Problem is, “Quantified Self” is a vastly misleading label; by no way is it a description of the movement’s true meaning. Lloyds Pharmacies to sell Proteus smart pills, sensors. Proteus Biomedical's Raisin system, which Helius is based on.

Lloyds Pharmacies to sell Proteus smart pills, sensors

UK-based retail pharmacy chain Lloydspharmacy has inked an exclusive deal with Proteus Biomedical to launch Proteus’ first commercial product, Helius, an offering that includes sensor-enabled pills, a peel-and-stick sensor patch worn on the body, and a mobile health app. The patch records when a pill is ingested, tracks sleep patterns, and records physical activity levels. The Helius offering is based on Proteus’ Raisin system, which secured a CE Mark and is expected to roll out commercially in other countries across Europe. Lloyds will offer the Helius system as part of a personalized, medication adherence pack to its customers, which its pharmacists assemble for each individual customer.

(This is a common practice in the UK and other parts of the world, but not so much in the US.) The new Helius packs will include the components of the Helius system as well as blister packs of the customer’s drug regimen. Notes to editors 1. As Smartphones Get Smarter, You May Get Healthier: How mHealth Can Bring Cheaper Health Care To All. Epatients: The hackers of the healthcare world. I help build open source software tools that patients can use to have greater control and influence over their own healthcare (like the Direct Project and Your Doctors Advice). As as result, I’ve become quite familiar with other tools that do the same sorts of things. There is a community of patients who are deeply interested in the ways in which they can become more engaged and how they can specifically use technology to achieve this.

This community calls themselves epatients. The epatient community asked me to write a short collection of resources for “becoming an epatient.” The “e” in epatient is intentionally obscure. Engaged patients get better healthcare. Track Your Happiness. Our Data, Ourselves. Evans’s daily productivity surveys soon inspired him to create a broader, more flexible mobile platform for self-experimentation that he dubbed PACO—an acronym for Personal Analytics Companion, but also a tribute to the dog that helped inspire his data-tracking ideas.

Now PACO is used by thousands of Google employees, and not just for productivity. The app is fully customizable, which means it can track any data point a user dreams up. Some Googlers employ it to log exercise or participation in volunteer programs. Nicholas Feltron: le self-tracking, “de nouvelles formes de communication condensées” J’ai testé pour vous le bracelet UP by Jawbone. Know thyself: the Quantified Self devotees who live by numbers. Self Tracking France. Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days. Quantified Self (3/3) : Les tabous de la mesure. Quantified Self (1/3) : Mettre l’informatique au service du corps.

Par Hubert Guillaud le 01/12/11 | 7 commentaires | 3,774 lectures | Impression Assister à une conférence du Quantifed Self (QS), comme c’était le cas de cette première édition européenne, qui se tenait à Amsterdam, c’est faire l’expérience étrange d’être parmi des gens obnubilés par la mesure de soi et qui interrogent sans cesse ce qu’ils mesurent d’eux-mêmes. C’est être confronté à une multitude de personnes – les “quantifiés” – qui part leurs pratiques mêmes, semblent se distinguer du commun des mortels : “Nous ne sommes pas comme les autres personnes” reconnaissait Gary Wolf en introduction de ces deux jours. Quantified Self (2/3) : Des outils au service de soi.

Par Hubert Guillaud le 08/12/11 | 7 commentaires | 4,199 lectures | Impression La communauté des quantifiés n’est pas composée que de personnes sensibles à leurs propres mesures. Elle est aussi composée de geeks, de bidouilleurs, de développeurs, d’artisans, de makers, de start-upers et d’industriels qui bricolent ou codent des outils et des services pour faciliter la mesure.