iWatch-ing” for health?

Apple iWatchFirst, it was the first personal computer that changed the way people thought about computing.  Then the graphical user interface in the Macintosh changed the way most humans interact with technology.

The iPod and iTunes changed the way people purchase and use music.  The iPhone changed the way we think of communications and portable access.  And the iPad is again changing the way people interact with computers (and K-12 education, as well!).

Now comes the iWatch – or whatever Apple names it.  

And just as the iPhone was not just a phone, the new Apple watch will not be just a watch. 

Using curved glass as a key design feature, early reports suggest the “wearable technology” will be less of a time piece and more of a tool used to manage yourself by tracking your mood, monitoring your physical activity and vital signs, and more!  Even more, it may well change the way we think of, and deal with, healthcare. 

Read more in a Harvard Business Review post at http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/03/three_clues_on_the_value_of_an.html

We’d love to see your comments!

Thanks, The IDEAWorks Team

 

“The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.” 

~Elbert Hubbard, American editor, publisher and writer

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