PRO: The quantified self: hacking the body for better health

The quantified-self movement is a community of individuals deploying mobile health applications, fitness trackers and social media platforms to share information on their health behaviors like eating, sleeping, fitness and medication. It’s an important movement to watch, as its growth has huge potential implications for the health care sector’s future evolution. This report discusses the quantified-self movement, from the concepts driving it to the technology vital to its growth. Of course, the movement comes bundled with its fair share of ethical and regulatory challenges, which will need to be overcome as we move forward.

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