I must admit I have owned a FitBit for the past year and have never used it! My company basically gives them away to new employees but I just haven’t been able to pull it together enough to try mine out.
When it comes to wearable technology I’m on the fence. But I did find some really great things that this sort of technology is fostering:
- Recently a FitBit was used to determine a treatment course for a patient who arrived to the ER after having a seizure.
- Schools in the U.S. may begin to use the Adidas tracker in k-12 gym classes
- A FitBit placed on cows via a startup called CowlarCowlar wants to help farmers increase their milk production by up to 15%
All three of the above were really interesting ways in which we could take this technology to the next level. What bout you? What ways do you think we could use this technology to improve the world we live in?