Everyone makes Progress brings your health data together @ CES 2020 - Show Notes

Everyone makes Progress brings your health data together @ CES 2020

Sunday Apr 12, 2020 (00:11:20)

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Over the past few years, fitness data that each person generates has increased significantly. With smartwatches, fitness bands, and the sensors in our phones, we have a ton of information. Add to that blood pressure cuffs, blood glucose meters, body mass indicators scales, and more, some users have a lot of information. But, none of that information is made readily available for your use in one place that you control. That is until Everyone makes Progress (EmP Fitness) came along.

The company's service allows you to connect your divergent health data, from sources like Apple Health, Withings, and Fitbit, and import them into the EmP Fitness platform. Once there, the data is yours to do with as you please. Some of it you might need to share with medical professionals. Some you might want to share with a personal trainer that you see once a week who wants to check on you the rest of the week. Some you might even want to share with your company for corporate wellness programs. But, the shared data is all that can be accessed - nothing more.

In addition, this data exchange allows you to monetize your data. You can share it with your healthcare provider for a cheaper rate on health insurance. Maybe a medical study needs data and is willing to pay for it. All of this is supported by the system and is achieved by using blockchain technology. The data is securely stored on the chain and cannot be altered or viewed without appropriate security keys. That keeps your data safe and secure, while still making it available to those who you deem appropriate. It also means that EmP Fitness doesn't have access to the data, so it is yours and yours alone.

To learn more about Everyone Makes Progress (EmP Fitness), check out their website.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.

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Scott Ertz

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Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLuGHiTz Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the DDR community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bar Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and judging engineering notebooks at competitions. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors.

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