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  1.     THE HONEYBEE CHRONICLES: PART FOUR An interview with Matt Buman, Assistant Professor in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University By Claire Topal, Senior Research Consultant, Center for Sustainable Health What motivated you to conduct this study? I’m very interested in behaviors that make up the full 24-hour spectrum. And […]
  2. By Claire Topal I never really thought much about whether it might be possible to get more and better sleep (beyond simply going to bed earlier and exercising more, or my son growing up, which I don’t want him to do too fast). Could biosensors actually help me do that? I’ve heard about biosensors that […]

  3. By Claire Topal I recently interviewed Jamie Heywood, Chairman of PatientsLikeMe, for our HoneyBee Chronicles about his views on biosensors and digital health. He’s known for walking the walk when it comes to patient empowerment and open access to data; his insights were inspiring and refreshingly big picture. Here’s what I learned: First, UX designers […]
  4.     THE HONEYBEE CHRONICLES: PART THREE An interview with Jamie Heywood, Chairman, PatientsLikeMe By Claire Topal, Senior Research Consultant, Center for Sustainable Health In what ways are biosensors and digital health revolutionary? Sensors are game-changers for two reasons. The first is their ability to drive individual insight about one’s own behavior and its health […]

  5. By Michael BIRT There was a lot of whoopin’ and hollerin’ from some unlikely suspects last week in Washington, DC at the Health Datapalooza: boisterous health data enthusiasts. Now in its fifth year, the Datapalooza has grown from a small core of a few hundred data geeks to 2,000 newly converted data zealots. The usual […]
  6. By Eugene SCHNELLER During a workout in the gym this past winter, I fell. No good deed goes unpunished! I fractured my femur, and now I have a rod from my hip to my knee.  One interesting part of the journey was being able to look at biosensor technology and how the health system functioned […]

  7.     THE HONEYBEE CHRONICLES: PART TWO An interview with James Levine, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Arizona, Director, Obesity Solutions, Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University By Claire Topal, Senior Research Consultant, Center for Sustainable Health   CSH: Recent technology advances and explosive growth in sophisticated but inexpensive data capture devices - biosensors - […]
  8.     THE HONEYBEE CHRONICLES: PART ONE An interview with Steven Lester, Consultant Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic, Arizona By Claire Topal, Senior Research Consultant, Center for Sustainable Health CSH: What motivates you to spend so much time and energy on connecting the practice of medicine to biosensor technology? SL: We are often extraordinarily inefficient in the […]

  9. The honeybee is nature’s best collector and communicator of data. Based on this framework, the Center for Sustainable Health has launched Project HoneyBee, an initiative that brings together the best minds from across disciplines and sectors to inspire efforts around building sustainable human health solutions through the collection and validation of biosensors and the data […]
  10. The Phoenix heat makes bike riding difficult for a good portion of the year.  During summer, my bike lives on our patio, waiting to break free once the weather cools down.  This year, as summer was ending, I brought my bike to a local shop to get fixed.  After all, the Healthy Challenge was starting, […]

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