health-it-101Artificial Intelligence: the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.

Big Data: extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions.

Internet of Things: a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.

AR/VR: Augmented Reality (AR) The Wikipedia view: Augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.

Robotics: the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots.

Connie’s comments:

Our primary focus as a consumer is health education, health empowment and efficient use of technology for our benefit.

How do we learn about health? Read, study and ask your doctors/health providers. They are your first teacher. Some of us, know more nutrition than our doctors. We can assign medical diagnosis to our doctors and equip ourselves with nutrition knowledge from all sources, science, our kitchen and ethnobotany.

How do we motivate ourselves on wellness and maintaining good health? We partner up with our fitness coaches and fitness buddies, we align ourselves with the latest health innovation and health promoting activities and communities and maintain our open communication with our doctors and health care providers.