Individuals are tracking a variety of health-related data via a growing number of wearable devices and smartphone apps. More and more data relevant to health are also being captured passively as people communicate with one another on social networks, shop, work, or do any number of activities that leave “digital footprints.” Self-tracking data can provide better measures of everyday behavior and lifestyle and can fill in gaps in more traditional clinical or public health data collection, giving us a more complete picture of health.

We at the Health Data Exploration project are creating a Network of innovators in personal health data to catalyze the use of personal data for the public good. This Network will bring together companies, researchers, and strategic partners to strategize, coordinate, and experiment with using personal data to understand health.

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Find out about the HDE Team, our Steering Committee, and our Sponsor, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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The HDE Team is conducting research to enable the use of personal health data for the public good. We also provide resources for HDE Network Members to work together to advance the state of the art around personal health data. Find out more about the projects we’re working on.

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