Ginger.io: Use Your Smartphone to Get Insights into Personal Health Patterns

by Kenzie on February 1, 2013

Ginger.io is a small startup on a big mission to change how people living with chronic conditions connect through health information using an iphone or android smartphone.  Based on research that came out of MIT’s Media Lab, Ginger.io’s platform uses the sensors in your smartphone to map the relationship between your behavior and your health — and turn it into insights.

Diabetes Initiative:

As part of Ginger.io’s win at Sanofi US’s 2011 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge, people with type 2 diabetes have the chance to use their smartphone app to collect data and partner with their loved ones — for free.

How does it work? After you download their app, you answer a few questions every few days. For the first month or two, they will focus on collecting data and learning how your condition affects your behavior.  Once they have your behavior baseline, you’ll be able to choose a loved one to be notified when things don’t seem to be going right.

What’s in it for YOU:

  • Personal insights into your health patterns
  • Improved connection to your care team
  • Satisfaction that you’re contributing to science to benefit the diabetes community

Those interested can learn more about Ginger.io and/or sign up to get started!

A representative from Ginger.io will be at the 2/9/2013 Dance Out Diabetes Soul Line Dance event to discuss Ginger.io in greater detail and answer any questions.

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