The rise of mHealth apps has given birth to a whole new ecosystem for health. The slow paced healthcare industry and fast paced digital industry have collided to create a disruptive market of amazing healthcare apps that do much more than record your physical activities. These apps are now intelligent enough to give their users customized recommendations on how to improve their health. Through the gamified health, mHealth apps are now motivating their users via rewards, whether in the form of loyalty points or real-life monetary incentives. These apps focus more on the preventive side of the health model rather than the treatment side, and are taking over digital healthcare with a storm.
Data privacy and security are major risks in this new dimension of healthcare, but these concerns are now being effectively addressed by blockchain.
Top 3 Rewards-based Healthcare Apps
HealthyWage is an app that motivates people to fight obesity via cash prizes. HealthyWage was founded in 2009 to help fight the rising obesity epidemic in the US by encouraging users to bet on themselves to meet their weight-loss goals.
Sweatcoin is a fitness app that tracks the number of steps its users take in a day and rewards you a monetary “sweat” value according to your movements. For evert 1,000 steps recorded, the app will pay out 0.95 sweatcoins, which can be used for purchases on the Sweatcoin marketplace (whether its audiobooks. an iPhone 8, or a curved Samsung television!)
The Playpal platform is a gamified health marketplace that unifies global health IoT devices, apps, and knowledgebases to provide users with their very own unique private health key. All this data gets processed by the Playpal AI engine to generate customised health recommendations for the end-user. Thats not all! Playpal has partnered with the HICO Wealth Foundation to introduce a health crypto-token to its users, bringing the concept of real-world financial rewards to life. Playpal users can now earn rewards that are tied to long-lasting improvements in their health!