«Your smartwatch is inviting you to add a little competition to your workouts. You can earn badges for reaching milestones you’ve set for yourself or that are associated with group challenges you’ve joined. The watch beeps and buzzes during the day to congratulate you on closing your rings or to encourage you to push through and post a few more steps to hit your daily quota. Your health insurance company sends you an invite to connect with a health and wellness app they’ve created or partnered with. There are daily challenges and, again, plenty of alerts, competition, and virtual prizes for keeping up. Welcome to the gamification of healthcare.»

Article written by Megan Mough



HealthIT Pittsburgh