Crowdsourcing Your Health

In this short talk from TEDxMaastricht, Singularity University faculty member Lucien Engelen discusses how technologies are enabling us to crowdsource our health. He begins by describing the Withings blood pressure monitor and scale, which he uses to record his weight and then publicly share it via Twitter to get positive reinforcement for healthy lifestyle behaviors. He then describes his team's work on AED4.us, a tool that crowdsources the mapping of all AEDs in a city (a similar app, MyHeartMap, was developed by a team of University of Pennsylvania computer scientists and emergency physicians).

Check it out for yourself below:


This post also appears on medGadget, an Atlantic partner site.

Presented by

medGadget is written by a group of MDs and biomedical engineers.

Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her middle school. Then Humans of New York told her story to the Internet—and everything changed.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

Video

'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

Video

What Fifty Shades Left Out

A straightforward guide to BDSM

More in Health

Just In