Analysis Spotlight: Patient Centred Care

Commentary: we need to be better prepared for a technological future

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 10 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h279
  1. Bertalan Mesko, medical futurist
  1. 1Budapest, Hungary
  1. berci{at}

A few times a week, I put a small device into a pocket on a wristband and measure my sleep pattern. I use the results to set my smart watch to wake me up at the optimum time (when I start moving and I’m not in deep sleep any more). That way I wake up energised. When I go out for a run I collect data with activity trackers and wear a chest strip to chart my heart rate to motivate me to improve my performance. Once a week, I measure my blood pressure, and I can do an echocardiogram at home. From home I also access the peer reviewed literature and look at information sourced from my curated social media channels. For relaxation I use a device that gives feedback about my brain activity, and I improve my cognitive …

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