Context is everything

Thirsty?

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/495599583842824192

Or maybe not so thirsty?

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/495608801534304257

This water fountain sits at the entrance of the Exploratorium in San Francisco. I tried to get my kids to drink from the fountain, but they refused to. I don’t blame them, would you?

This is a great metaphor for the use of mobile technology in health.

Dear #mhealth, #wearable, #digital technology startups and companies: Give us the right information at the right time in the right place. Give us insights and give us actionable data. Context is everything.

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