Researchers from the Institute of Digital Healthcare (IDH) at WMG are working with healthcare software experts at Dovetail Lab on ‘General Practice of the Future.
Researchers at the IDH, WMG have recently completed a successful collaborative project with Sweatcoin, the rewards for fitness company recently accoladed with being the fastest growing health & fitness app in history. Sweatcoin's app converts the step-count recorded on a user's phone into currency, with 1,000 steps earning approximately 1 Sweatcoin. To avoid gaming of the currency and 'free' coins being earnt by simply shaking the phone, Sweatcoin have developed their own verification algorithms to check the steps counted are genuine. Currently however, this limits users to only earning Sweatcoins for outdoor walking, a big disadvantage for those with active jobs indoors or even using the gym.
WMG, at the University of Warwick, is a key partner in the Midlands site helping to deliver a £30 million project by Health Data Research UK, to address challenging UK healthcare issues using data science, which is looking at making game-changing improvements in people’s health by harnessing data science at scale across the UK.