Digital health is blowing up – 2014 had record breaking investments and we’re seeing much of the same this year. Yet, healthcare’s legacy systems continue to lag behind emerging technologies. In a recent interview with BaseHealth that was originally published in Medium, Brian Powell, Strap’s VP of Engineering sheds light on how he has helped transform the healthcare scene through human data analytics.
Here are a few quotes from the article:
What are you working on right now that you think will have the biggest impact on how we think about technology and wearables?
- “We are leveraging activity, body, food, and sleep data to build a solution that helps to make accessing and utilizing the information very easy. At Strap, we view “human data” as a critical link in making the world a more personal place.”
- “Our work is leading to new data approaches, behavioral insights, and real-time communicaton opportunities”
How will data and privacy issues evolve or change as healthcare continues to innovate?
- “Without the access to the information, the rate of innovation will be slowed. However the sensitivity of the information will require the users’ trust to share these emerging data sources. A core piece of the Strap platform, is the ability for our users to control access to their information.”
How will APIs transform the healthcare industry?
- “Strap is providing a connection point for the fragmented wearable, food, and health data sources. By pulling these data sources together, normalizing the data, and providing deep data analytic capabilities, Strap is working to unleash the power of human data.”
Read the full article here.