We are not too far from living our lives like the Jetsons. Let’s face it, we all wanted to have George’s cool smartwatch and his cutting-edge smart shoes. All the futuristic cartoons we watched when we were kids are now turning into our reality. With the invention of smart watches and other wearable IoTs, the medical and health-tech industries got the push they needed to make digital health a part of our daily lives. In recent years, wearables together with mHealth apps have turned our smartphones into our very own our digital health monitors. You can easily count your steps throughout the day, keep track of your physical activity (e.g. heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels), or monitor your calorie intake and consumption!
Every major consumer electronic brand has introduced their own line of smart gadgets for health and fitness. Certain high-end apparel and accessories brands, such as Louis Vuitton, are also jumping the bandwagon. As more and more health-tracking options appear in the health-tech and mHealth space (e.g. Fitbit, Garmen, MyFitnessPal, Google Fit, Fabulous) the more fragmented and scattered the data becomes for the end-user. This poses one great problem: users are unable to get a meaningful picture of their health. Yet another issue that arises from this influx in health platforms is the lack of interoperability between them.
The main reason for this is the intangibility of health & well-being. This is where Playpal offers it’s HICO score and solves the entire conundrum. Playpal’s HICO Score is a quantification of health that is backed by a defensible formula, making it easier to measure and compare health over time. This makes HICO Score a valuable health indicator that can be understood universally. Playpal records the healthy actions taken by its users on the blockchain in the form of a measurable value, which then generates a personalized and unique HICO score of that user.
How does the HICO Score Work?
HICO Score can be taken as FICO Score, but for the health domain. It draws its inspiration from the FICO credit score and in doing so, creates a measurable aspect for health. Just as a FICO score represents a consumer’s soundness in terms of financial standing, a HICO Score provides a similar health-based reading. In short, a user’s HICO Score is credible evidence of his/her health efforts in the form of a quantifiable asset.
Making health a measurable value makes it easier to improve it. With reliable innovations like the HICO Score, individuals now have the chance to manage their health outcomes more effectively and proactively!