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Apps to keep America from getting fatter.

The Experientia Putting People First blog has posted the following link to an interesting article on Fast Company about applications that are emerging to support the behaviour-change side of healthcare, and the potential impact that individuals can have on their own health by simply eating more healthfully and exercising more”. The article goes into a fair bit of detail about the Five Enablers of change, which is quite interesting..

“Tom Dair, CEO of Smart Design, speaks with Dave Cronin, Smart Design’s new director of interaction design, about how it might be possible to design apps that help us live healthier.”

“While the politicians, insurance companies, and health care providers debate the social and economic problems of health care, ripe opportunities for improvement are going unnoticed. What’s lacking in this process is a strong shot of creativity and a dose of good design.

With this in mind I caught up with Dave Cronin, Smart Design’s new Director of Interaction Design to discuss the possibilities. Dave’s extensive background in designing medical products and services has helped Smart fortify our health care design practice.

Our discussion ranged from ways to improve health care, from the individual viewpoint to home and clinical settings to the health care ecosystem. With subject matter too lengthy for a single post, over the coming weeks we’ll offer several perspectives in a series of articles focused on improving health care through design.”

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About Margaret Gold

Margaret is an innovation and business launch specialist in the mobile industry, one of the organisers of Over the Air (the annual mobile developer hack-a-thon event), and the founder of The Mobile Collective.

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