People are becoming more resourceful in the ways they use their mobile devices to take care of themselves. This can be explained by the convergence of three major forces: the rise in chronic disease, decreased access to clinical care, and staggering innovation in mobile technology. Phones and other mobile devices, along with their applications, hold great promise for promoting health and associated lifestyle changes. Always at one's side, these devices are trusted allies that know more about individuals' lifestyles than most clinicians. They are also portals into the growing participatory medicine and Quantified Self movements, in which people track,…
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