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Fitness, Wellness, and Healthcare 2025 – Fast Future’s Life in 2025: “Say Hello Say Goodbye” Scenarios

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By Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells, and Alexandra Whittington

Fast Future’s Life in 2025: “Say Hello Say Goodbye” Scenarios were developed in partnership with Huawei Consumer Business Group. This latest scenario explores how a range of exponentially advancing technologies such as AI and big data could transform fitness, wellness, and healthcare.

The management of our health is one area where we can expect technology to have a radical impact. Whether at home, on the go, or in a medical facility, the potential for continuous collection and analysis of vital patient data could transform our health and wellbeing. Health monitoring sensors will increasingly be IoT connected, wearable, body implanted, and even embedded in objects across the smart home, office, and patient’s bedside. The resulting health data will be crunched in real-time to determine diagnosis, medication, prognosis, care instructions, notifications, and alerts.

Concerns over food safety and adverse reactions could be eliminated with low cost portable sensors connected via our mobile phones, that scan everything on store shelves or our plates for ingredients, contaminants, and freshness.

  • Say goodbye to…Pulling a sickie – which will become a thing of the past – as there will be no excuse to call in sick with a “stomach bug”. With technology helping us to maintain better health and provide evidence of our medical condition, this could help us drive up levels of trust in the workplace.
  • Food poisoning – Food safety and adverse reactions could also be eliminated with low cost portable sensors connected via our smartphones, that scan everything on store shelves or our plates for ingredients, contaminants, and freshness.

This ever-growing volume of data will allow medically trained health and wellness optimisers to treat the human body like a high-performance race car or jet aircraft. Offering detailed and constantly updated personal care regimes that encompass everything from daily exercise and meditation to supplement routines.

Health optimisations app will monitor real time feedback from individuals’ sensors to suggest refinements in their daily routine, rest breaks, and meal by meal dietary advice – through to booking an optimiser appointment should you require more serious human assessment and intervention. The app would remind us to exercise and even pair us with workout partners, so we don’t skip the gym. Using accountability to drive results, exercise tracking might be accompanied by VR and AR visualisations of how we’ll look after meeting our goals. On a day-to-day basis, such apps could also play a preventative role, making us aware of new incidences of flu and other such outbreaks in our local area and provide us with appropriate preventative advice.

In more extreme cases, our wearables might notice a pattern across key indicators and disease markers that, when compared to population-wide datasets, suggests the individual is building up to a cardiac arrest or other serious medical event. The app on our smartphone would then assemble and share the relevant data with an auto-called ambulance and the health optimiser. The app would then coach the person through what actions they need to take in preparation for the arrival of medical help. Such apps could also help enhance our mental wellbeing, by advising on pre-emptive care and monitoring everything from keystrokes to voice tone and word patterns to detect possible signs of stress and offer appropriate interventions.

Say goodbye to…

  • Emergency telephone numbers – as Healthcare AI technology within our devices could replace the need to physically call the emergency services.
  • Unexpected illnesses such as flu – our smartphone app would be alerting us to new outbreaks, advising us on precautionary measures and having us act at the first sign of any symptoms.

Our health app or autonomous vehicle might also receive regular air quality, pollution notices, traffic updates, and pollen alerts from the relevant authorities and web-based services to help guide our journey – avoiding any infected or busy areas.

Say goodbye to…

  • Poor awareness of current air quality – allowing people to take effective countermeasures such as avoiding polluted areas or taking medication prophylactically.

 

The authors are futurists with Fast Future – a professional foresight firm specializing in delivering keynote speeches, executive education, research, and consulting for global clients on the emerging future and the impacts of change. To arrange a presentation on the Life in 2025 scenarios please contact rohit@fastfuture.com

To access more of our articles and learn more about our work please visit www.fastfuture.com

You can find summaries of the ten scenarios here https://consumer.huawei.com/uk/campaign/truestories/tech/

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