Susanne Boll, Wilko Heuten, Jochen Meyer
Personal health has been gaining more and more attention lately, for good reasons. Two figures in particular provide strong motivation for this shift: In 2020, 73 percent of the world's deaths will stem from noncommunicable diseases . These are largely preventable , particularly by reducing risk factors such as smoking, poor nutrition, and inadequate physical inactivity. Hence the research field of personal health has become very important. Its defining characteristic is that the individual plays an important role in transitioning to and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Insights The miniaturization of sensors and actuators as well as new battery…
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