We love Michael J Fox. Not just because he’s bravely become a spokesperson for Parkinson’s, but because he’s embracing technology to help track trends and, hopefully, lead to a cure.
Diseases and drug side effects can be difficult to track and quantify. Wearables can unobtrusively collect data, while computers can crunch that anonymized data for trends. The potential for big strides in disease research is what gets us excited about big data and wearables.