Diffrential Privacy with AI and the future of health tracking

One of the major reasons people are vary of jumping onto the self-tracking wagon is privacy of their data. Granted, when you’re trusting a fitness tracker to record how much you’ve run and how your heart rate varies, you’re trusting a slew of services that are working in the background. How can that balance be achieved?

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watchOS 4: The Apple Watch is becoming a complete lifestyle & fitness device

When the iPhone launched, it instantly became an integral part of the user’s lifestyle. The Apple Watch initially struggled like most wearables to prove its value to users. Over the last few Apple watchOS updates, it became more and more valuable becoming important for communication, fitness and so much more. watch OS 4 is another major update bringing in a Siri watch face and more fitness features.

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iOS 11 bringing new health tracking features

iOS 11 is bringing in some major additions & changes to the Health app on the iPhone. Starting with iCloud syncing, diabetes management & new workout data. Apart from this there are new workout activities available that developers can also integrate in their apps. There is also better integration with Watch OS 4 in terms of insulin management for diabetics and for swimming tracking.

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The Health Insurance Industry is being disrupted by lifelogging technologies

Here’s an open secret to start things off: Connected technologies are evolving like never before. We’ve always seen the advent of wearable manufacturers and have seen different use cases for trackers, and while the market might be plateauing a little, it’s opening a window to explore more varied use cases.

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The iPhone and Apple Watch Turning into Life Savers

The smartphone & smartwatch being integral lifestyle devices are also slowly turning into lifesavers. The Apple Watch update featuring SOS can actually help in difficult time by sharing your medical information and getting in touch with emergency services. Apart from this, Apple has certain built-in emergency features in almost all their products to help in critical times.

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Wearable Market Growth

Earlier this year, International Data Corporation (IDC) announced fresh statistic on Wearable market all over the world for the year 2016. The data included  from basic health trackers to smartwatches. We can begin by saying that wearables are still alive as there has been a significant market growth. There has been a 16.9% year over year market growth with a boom in unit shipments in fourth quarter of 2016 reaching 33.9 million. And talking about the whole year we have 25% growth owing to the existing masters enhancing their gadgets and the new producers coming up in the market.

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The Quantified Self movement growing in 2017

There are millions of people around the world who may not even have heard the term lifelogging or the Quantified Self but are self-tracking through an app or fitness tracker. In 2017 billions of smartphones have great sensors that consume minimal power, we have millions of cheap fitness trackers & smartwatches and we also do have a few internet of things that people are using to track their lives.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Powering Wearables

Artificial Intelligence has become a major part in our wearable interaction experience. The whole idea behind Artificial Intelligence is to make a computer, robot, software, or a device think intelligently, in the same way how humans thinks. For years we were relying on mouse and keyboards for input, but with time technology evolved. From laptop touch-pads we came to virtual keyboards on the smartphones. For wearables it evolved to something even more natural. The input method can be fulfilled by AI-powered voice commands and recognition. On the whole, the wearables we use are turning smarter and more intelligent.

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