Currently there is an explosion of interest in personal digital devices and apps that track an individual’s health data primarily for their own consumption and interpretation.
Every week new products are launched that aim to measure something new or bring together a set of measures into a more useful package (e.g. Athos digital clothing that tracks muscle recruitment, heart rate etc). Around these devices is a growing community of early adopters who are testing, experimenting and sharing their experiences.
These self-confessed self-tracking geeks refer to this new domain as the Quantified Self
Some examples of the types of data being tracked by these Quantified Selfers that are of particular interest to PT include:
So why should physical therapists and physiotherapists be paying attention to this trend?
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