Measuring Wellness — How? Why?

Justin Lawler
Jun 5, 2018 · 3 min read

Quantifying and tracking wellness in healthcare and assisted living facilities.

How do we define wellness? How can we track it?

What does Wellness Look Like?

Asking this question is what motivated Oneview to reach out to Trinity, and to Joan to help them answer that question.

  • Holistic health — it’s not just about being healthy physically. What about mentally? Socially?

Measuring Wellness

The team have broken up wellness into three factors — or pillars. Each can be independently measured and recorded:

  • Psychological — Are they anxious? Are they present?
  • Social — Are they withdrawn? Have their interactions changed recently?

Designing for Wellness and Assisted Living

“What is the actual problem are we trying to solve?” — Sean McLoughlin

Complicating everything even further is there are multiple actors concerned with patient wellness. First, there is the patient. Then there’s also the family, the careers, the healthcare providers. Each actor has their motivation.

Conclusion

Over the evening, we got to hear about the research behind quantifying wellness, the reasons why, and a close-up of the health technology Oneview Healthcare are developing.

References

Quantified Self and Life Logging Dublin

Blog for all meetups for the Dublin branch of the…

Quantified Self and Life Logging Dublin

Blog for all meetups for the Dublin branch of the Quantified Self and Life Logging movements

Justin Lawler

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Self-Quantifier, tech-lover and biohacker. Organiser of Dublin Quantified Self. Developer. More at http://justinlawler.net

Quantified Self and Life Logging Dublin

Blog for all meetups for the Dublin branch of the Quantified Self and Life Logging movements