Health 2050: Bioinformatics for Rapid Self-Repair: A Design Analysis for Future Quantified Self

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About 75% of our healthcare costs go to four domains (cardio -, onco -, neuro - and metabolic) of diseases which are largely preventable or even reversible. Instead, they are ‘managed’ and made chronic, not cured. This is very costly and unsustainable for the future. Research is showing new opportunities for enhancing our body’s self -repair in a matter of hours or days. We want to empower personal cure with rapid feedback for self - management. What could be an intervention - and bio- feedback portfolio to promote health self -repair within hours or days? Using a cross -case design analysis, we found large differences across the four health domains regarding: intervention aims, (self - )measurement options, focus on symptoms vs causes, plus degree of attention for health self - management. Given recent developments in rapid cure, we advise advanced daily bioinformatics feedback, instead of current quarterly cycles, to improve our self - repair effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd Bled eConference
EditorsA Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-961-286-362-3
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event33rd Bled eConference: Enabling Technology for a Sustainable Society -
Duration: 28 Jun 202028 Jun 2020


Conference33rd Bled eConference
OtherVirtual/online event due to COVID-19
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  • health, self -management
  • quantified self
  • bioinformatics
  • service design
  • personal medicin

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