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  • Blog Post: Getting started with HealthVault: Bing Health & Fitness App

    Every day there seems to be a new diet or exercise regime promising brilliant results -- but where do you start? How do you keep track of your progress? And most importantly, how can you tell which programs really work for you? Interest in personal health and fitness is on the rise. This may be because...
  • Blog Post: How to take control of your health by taking control of your health data

    It’s nearly spring – a time of rebirth and renewal. Spring is a great time to clean house and start fresh, to take charge and create healthy new habits. But here’s the thing about fresh starts: They don’t last unless you build in a little accountability. That’s why there’s...
  • Blog Post: My week of quantified self: video

    The week of experimenting with different devices, all tracked and synced with Microsoft HealthVault has been an incredible experience – and don’t forget to check out my learnings post for more on the lessons from the week. But what does an average day look like? How are the devices put...
  • Blog Post: My week of quantified self: day five

    It is the last day of my quantified self week , I’ve been using a pedometer, blood pressure monitor and WiFi scales to keep track of my body data, while tracking all of this in Microsoft’s Health Vault tool. Through using the web dashboard and Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps, it has been...
  • Blog Post: My week of quantified self: day four

    Weight & blood pressure It is the penultimate day of my quantified self challenge, using Health Vault to track data, and following a lazy day yesterday I have made sure to be more active today. Starting with a run just after I woke up, a cycle to work and then a session at the gym, I’ve...
  • Blog Post: My week of quantified self: day three

    Lazy day Day three of my quantified self week with Health Vault is upon me, up until now I’ve been doing great, but after a good couple of sessions at the gym earlier in the week , I’ve had a lazy turn. Last night I managed to get through two(!) movies from the Matrix trilogy (which only...
  • Blog Post: My week of quantified self: day two

    Yesterday (Monday) I started my week by choosing the devices I would use and getting them set up with Health Vault . It actually took a lot less time that I thought it would to set up, so I had plenty of time to get some exercise in. According to my pedometer and Health Vault, I managed 25k steps...
  • Blog Post: My week of quantified self: day one

    Setting Up This week we are featuring daily guest posts by our colleague David Clare who is testing out the benefits of Microsoft HealthVault by monitoring and tracking his fitness levels using the Windows 8 HealthVault app. Below is the first of his daily posts and he will be keeping us up-to...
  • Blog Post: Starting early with the PHR: Taking the Redbook online

    Microsoft HealthVault , the secure healthcare information data store, is being used across the world in an ever-increasing number of ways, in order to use data to improve health outcomes. Here in the UK, developers are lucky: we have a giant healthcare provider which is hungry for technology solutions...
  • Blog Post: HealthVault for iPhone v2 - now worldwide!

    Since its launch in the United States last August, HealthVault for the iPhone has consistently been one of our highest volume apps. It’s just a darn good app both for daily tracking and for keeping important family information safely in your pocket --- and you know, Apple has sold a few units....
  • Blog Post: MyHealthLocker Revisited: ICT redefining mental health care

    Back in May, the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM), in association with Microsoft, launched MyHealthLocker, the UK’s first online service designed to give users of SLaM’s mental health services greater control, participation and collaboration in their care programmes. Four months...
  • Blog Post: Livescape: the Swiss Army knife of healthcare apps

    If you had any doubt about the might of your mobile, consider this. By the end of 2011, over 10.9 billion apps (smartphone applications) had been downloaded to mobile phones across the globe. Their popularity is driven by some universal factors: Apps are easy to use and visually appealing: they...
  • Blog Post: Senior citizens improve health, sense of well being with Kinect, XBOX 360 & Microsoft HealthVault

    I f you think video games are just for kids, tweens and teens you’d be terribly wrong. People of all ages are buying and playing video games these days. In fact, a pilot program called the Exergamers Wellness Club developed by Microsoft, the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging , Partners in...
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