05 August 2013
my IRAD proposal slide three note
Here is an updated slide three note of my IRAD proposal on Human Health Graphs The time [seconds-minutes per datum], energy [watt-hours per datum] and effort [logins, mouse clicks, audible commands, keystrokes, gestures, etc.] to manage health data from disparate instruments, facilities (incl. the field), observers (i.e., self, medics, doctors, etc.), etc. hampers its synthesis and effective use during life and postmortem disposition. As of 01 Jan 2012, there are 133,871 unique measurands (variables, parameters, quantities, etc.) available from analog (876) and digital (9,876) instruments in the global medical device [~$200 B/yr] market place. I made up those figures but I would like to know how has taken on the challenge of tracking such factoids! If all types of instruments were used for a female (the stressing gender) during a 100-Yr life and death time in accordance with the 154 medical protocols for training, screening and treating females including my 22 measurement protocols, 63.987 TB of uncompressed data would comprise her health graph. Again, I fabricated the numbers to get past the paralysis of not finding summary stats for body & mind quantification with the latest measurement technologies' data generation extrapolated to the end of a 100-Yr baseline lifetime. The bevy of HealthIT apps have a intolerably high abandonment rate (>59% after 4 weeks) despite their relatively young time in the market (i.e., version and release histories, download rates and sales figures). I don't know the real numbers but I like the sentence. IP Watchdog, Mobile commerce daily, mHIMSS, et al who attempt to measure such behaviors and compute statistics report the reasons for abandonment are varied. Human health management support tools (in the hundreds) are not integrated and accessible via an anthropometric interface of oneself in HD graphic, acoustic and haptic modalities over large [10^9] dynamic ranges of time and space (i.e,. nano, micro, meso and macro). I have not found proof of what additional value (i.e., desired resiliency, immunity, conditions, performance, or outcomes) having such a management tool will bring over a 100-Yr lifetime—lower healthcare insurance premiums, less time spent on therapeutic healthcare, better plans for preventative and performance-enhancing healthcare, HD awareness causing less worry & stress about short or long-term effects of health history, etc. Nonetheless, I believe the abandonment rate of HealthIT apps can be solved by presenting many feature points with your animated virtual [or digital or synthetic for anthromorphic interfaces] self as the UI revolutionizing your UX. After all, how often do you abandon yourself!?! This strategy works with a unified data model for human health and healthcare, which don’t exist.