Activity Tracking, Part 2 of 2

mHealth and Self Fitness TrackingThe #2 and #3 Health app on the iPhone are for those who track their activity– running, walking, biking, etc.  The #2 slot is held by Nike+, and #3 by RunKeeper.

FitnessKeeper, Inc. is the company behind RunKeeper.  They’re based in Boston, and were founded in 2008.

Today they claim 17 million RunKeeper users in more than 200 countries all over the world– and to date the app has only been in English.

In March of 2013, RunKeeper became available in six additional languages—Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Japanese.

 

[SOURCE:  FitnessKeeper, Inc.]

Seventy percent of doctors report that at least one patient is sharing some form of health measurement data with them, per Manhattan Research’s annual “Taking the Pulse” online survey of 2,950 practicing physicians.

mHealth, whether via an app on a smartphone or tablet, or a proprietary device such as the popular Fitbit, is fascinating NOT because new, time-stamped healthcare data is created.  It’s fascinating because the data is shared (or can easily be shared) … with  a doctor or a nurse.

Next from Pete Celano:  The other side of the mHealth coin– Doctors & Their Tablets.

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