Top 10 Takeaways From CES 2013
Wearable Health Gadgets Need to Provide More Incentive
I understand the challenge in getting those who are less active off the couch, but it's going to take more than smartphone integration and social sharing. iHealth says that it's talking to insurance providers about its Smart Glucometer to potentially reduce medical visits, but I think the companies in the space need to go a step further. Why not experiment with a Progressive insurance-style incentive program that ties more activity to lower healthcare costs? That would compel me to be less of a couch potato.