THE FUTURE OF HEALTH AND SELF-OPTIMISATION
Digitalisation is adding tools for self-optimisation that make our well-being and performance individually measurable. The GDI is interested in the pioneers of a new industry who follow more of a hacker mindset than a mindfulness ethos. Will their developments push the boundaries of what it means to be human?
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Are Smartwatches Eroding Solidarity?
Scenarios for a data-driven healthcare system
Gene sequencing, pedometers, smart blood pressure monitors – our health is increasingly translated into numbers. This datafication not only promises better prognoses of health trajectories, it also enables more control of behaviour. But how does this new transparency affect the solidarity principle of healthcare?
Prevention in Transition
Stable routines in unstable times
Celery smoothie or frozen pizza? Forest run or flopping on the sofa? Netflix or a nap? The coronavirus pandemic has prompted many of us to change our habits, for better or worse. What does it take for us to behave healthier? And how do we prevent illness in a sustainable way? These are the questions addressed in this GDI study.
A new way to navigate the healthcare ecosystem
The main focus of the healthcare system is increasingly shifting from treatment to prevention. This is made possible by technological progress and the increasing amount of data that is now available, according to the GDI study.
Karin Frick is Principal Researcher at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. The economist analyses trends and counter-trends in the economy, society and consumption and regularly speaks on these subjects at conferences and congresses.
Dr. Jakub Samochowiec
Dr. Jakub Samochowiec is a Senior Researcher and speaker at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. He analyses social, economic, and technological changes with a focus on decision, old age, media and consumption.