Trackers: How Technology is helping us Monitor & Improve our Health, the debut book by Richard MacManus, is out now in New Zealand bookstores. You can purchase the paperback direct from my publisher, order it online from Whitcoulls or Paper Plus, or ask for it at your local indie bookstore.
“… a must-read industry primer and a personal treasure trove for anyone striving to live a healthier life in the age of information.”
Dr Indu Subaiya, Co-chairman & CEO, Health 2.0
Self-tracking is the practice of measuring and monitoring your health, activities or diet through technologies such as smartphone apps, wearables and personal genomics, empowering you to take control of your day to day health. Richard MacManus explains the benefits and risks of self-tracking and looks at:
- What exactly is being tracked
- The tools and techniques being used
- The best practices of early adopters
- How self-tracking is revolutionizing the health and wellness industries
- How the medical establishment is adapting to these new trends
“…This book will be a wake-up call to health services and health researchers about the rapidly approaching importance of patient- reported data and the opportunities for collaborating with the medical establishment.”
Dr Robyn Whittaker, Public health physician, Waitemata District Health Board
Richard MacManus is the founder of technology blog ReadWrite.com, and is recognized as a leader in articulating what’s next in technology and what it means for society. He became interested in health technology when diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and he has written many articles about consumer health products and trends. Richard lives in Wellington, New Zealand.