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Tracking an Emerging Industry - Wellness as a Service

The 3 Pillars of Wellness as a Service (WaaS): Human-Computer Integration, Redefinition of Health & Decentralization of Healthcare

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For what’s already underway, there’s no existing community, event or even established industry category. Yet it represents a strikingly positive future and opportunity of health, computing and consumer technologies. I see it as on the same scale as the arrival of the personal computer.

We may be clouded in seeing it yet because of the tendency to see the new in terms of the old, in the same way that trains were initially seen as a way of pulling canal boats. It’s not “digital health”, or “quantified self”, but is closely related, it is not “wearables” or “mobile”, although it’s the positive future of...

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What is ‘Hyper Wellbeing’? Version 1.0

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‘Hyper wellbeing’ is a summit to foster an emerging consumer technology industry. Consumer data-driven health, wellness and lifestyle optimization plus disease risk reduction. It represents a power shift towards the consumer and the future of mobile, wearables, health and wellness.

Overview It is a consumer revolution that will restructure healthcare, redefine the meaning of health and rewrite the boundary of wellness. It is where value is shifting to and where additional value will be created. Today it is manifesting as a conglomerate of medicalization of the smartphone; the impending upgrade to clinical-grade sensors in wearables, within smartphones and within a...

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Introducing Wellness as a Service (WaaS)

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Yesterday I had the summit tagline changed to "Wellness as a Service (WaaS) Summit”. This was because nothing else was quite working. It was not randomly plucked out of a hat as a marketing buzz phrase. Rather I coined it as the result of arduous labor.

Up until that conceptual barrier was broken through, something kept popping up which indicated misalignment. This was causing me alarm, distress and lost time. I knew at some level something was not quite right but I could not get a better handle on it. That was until a few days ago when I had the unexpected realization that a Wellness...

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Mobile and Wearables for Health, Wellness and Optimal Living Manifesto Draft V1.2

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The first draft manifesto has been marginally updated (please see the original for an introductory cover letter). All changes herein were made to improve the readability of the text. No technical changes were made. Already in the pipeline is another version with technical changes 1) clarifying how insurance incentivizes are often not aligned with the long-term health of the individual 2) clarification...

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New Health, Wellness and Optimal Living Economy Manifesto Draft V1.1

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(A PDF version of this document is available) “I believe Lee’s Hyper Wellbeing vision is as profound and prophetic as, say, those offered in the 1960s with the rise of cyberspace and hypertext.” — Martin Geddes I’ve spent the past five or so years in wide-ranging contemplation and research. This was a luxury I kindly afforded myself. Attached are 29 informally...

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