The Next Information Frontier: The Physical and Mental States of Users Anytime and in Their Natural Environments

Speaker  Astro Teller

Affiliation  BodyMedia, Inc.

Host  Nuria Oliver

Duration  01:21:38

Date recorded  6 June 2005

On the order of $1 trillion of cost per year in the US alone goes unmanaged, under-managed, or mismanaged because the information on each individual’s states and behaviors everyday, all the time, in his or her natural environments is not available. This problem can be broken into two distinct pieces: first, how to get this new body information and second, how to reinvent wellness and health management by taking advantage of this new body information. This talk will focus on the first of these two pieces, presenting some general rules and insights about what is required to bridge the free-living body information gap. These rules will lead into some current methods for getting at these kinds of new body information, a vision of how these methods will evolve over the next five years, and some exciting implications for how the bridging of this body information gap can help to inform and even drive the coming revolution in wellness and health management and care.

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