Michael Don Ham is the Co-Founder and President of RePure, a leading supplier of best-in-class wellness technology solutions for residential applications available through professional installers. Ham has a degree majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in Nutrition and has spent the past two decades in the field of health and wellness, serving in leadership roles within the non-profit, organic farming, custom integration and consumer packaged goods sectors.
Michael is part of the International WELL Building Institute as an Accredited Professional and Faculty member as well as with Fitwel as an Ambassador to increase awareness of how the spaces where we live, work, study and play can impact our health and to share his passion for continuous improvement through people and planet-centric design and technology.
Michael Don Ham is speaking at Connected Health Summit, at the Dallas Cowboys home at The Star in Frisco, Texas next week May 23-25, hosted by Parks Associates. Connected Health Summit is a three-day executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home.
Here are some of his industry insights below:
Has demand for more preventative and predictive approaches to care changed? Or is the market for this more or less the same as it was a few years ago?
There has been a growing demand for more preventative and predictive approaches to care in recent years especially amongst the younger generation. Both patients and healthcare providers are starting to understand the importance of early intervention and proactive management of health conditions. This trend is driven by factors such as unsustainable healthcare costs, an aging population, and advances in technology. The market for preventative and predictive care is expanding as new tools and technologies, such as genetic testing, personalized medicine, and artificial intelligence (AI)-based analytics, enable more accurate risk assessment and targeted interventions. The saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is starting play out in front of us.
What are some of the new ways consumers are monitoring their health at home?
Consumers are increasingly using various technologies to monitor their health at home. Some of the new ways include:
- Wearable devices: Smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other wearable devices can track vital signs, physical activity, sleep quality, and provide insights into overall health and wellness.
Home diagnostic devices: There is a growing market for devices that allow individuals to monitor their health at home, such as blood pressure monitors, glucose meters, thermometers, and pulse oximeters.
- Smart home devices: Home automation and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies enable the integration of health monitoring capabilities into everyday objects, such as smart scales, smart mirrors, and voice-activated assistants that can provide health-related information. Environmental sensors track indoor air quality and water quality and work with controls to auto-trigger solutions hardware to optimize environmental conditions in a home for occupant health.
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