This post was previously on the Pathfinder Software site. Pathfinder Software changed its name to Orthogonal in 2016. Read more.

Is it… self-tracking? We are only just beginning to understand the power of self-tracking, either due to quantified self-movement, or because of the increasing number of connected medical devices. A real opportunity lies in understanding the key role mobile devices will play in the future of our personal health. Medical devices, sensors, big data and cloud computing are enabling, and will continue to enable continuous monitoring of people – and patients.


“The whole sensor field is going to explode. It’s a little all over the place right now but with the arc of time it will become clearer.” – Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, 2013.

Rumors about Apple should clear up this year, as they are sure to announce new health tracking technology and products ranging from a Healthbook and iWatch to iTV.

Expect to see a lot more health-related products in the future, including FDA approved devices and applications coming from non-traditional medical device makers from consumer electronics industry, from Nintendo to Google.