Blockchain Development for Increased Transparency and Novel Incentives Structures with Wearables in mHealth

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							Journal   = "Band-1",
							 Title= "Blockchain Development for Increased Transparency and Novel Incentives Structures with Wearables in mHealth", 
							Author= "Max-Marcel Theilig", 
							Doi= "https://doi.org/10.30844/wi_2020_b7-theilig", 
							 Abstract= "Blockchain technologies are heavily used in concepts to disrupt monetary platforms or supply chain applications, while there are other potentially well-suited sectors. Individual, personal data like in the sector of wellbeing and health lifestyle is fragmented across multiple silos, and here, blockchains offer a real solution. The blockchain technology is able to increase transparency, provide traceability while keeping pseudonymity, and therefore, enables novel incentive concepts. Towards this end, we implement a prototype for adoption of medical standard information using the Ethereum blockchain on a WearOS device. We found that deploying and running blockchain smart contracts on a consumer smart watch is feasible. While proof of concept was shown for quantified health monitoring, vast developments pose a high technical barrier, with limited documentation available. Further identified obstacles relate to the multifarious, cross-platform means needed for integration into broader projects.

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							 Keywords= "blockchain, mobile health, wearable devices, wearOS, prototyping", 
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Max-Marcel Theilig: Blockchain Development for Increased Transparency and Novel Incentives Structures with Wearables in mHealth. Online: https://doi.org/10.30844/wi_2020_b7-theilig (Abgerufen 20.08.22)

Abstract

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Blockchain technologies are heavily used in concepts to disrupt monetary platforms or supply chain applications, while there are other potentially well-suited sectors. Individual, personal data like in the sector of wellbeing and health lifestyle is fragmented across multiple silos, and here, blockchains offer a real solution. The blockchain technology is able to increase transparency, provide traceability while keeping pseudonymity, and therefore, enables novel incentive concepts. Towards this end, we implement a prototype for adoption of medical standard information using the Ethereum blockchain on a WearOS device. We found that deploying and running blockchain smart contracts on a consumer smart watch is feasible. While proof of concept was shown for quantified health monitoring, vast developments pose a high technical barrier, with limited documentation available. Further identified obstacles relate to the multifarious, cross-platform means needed for integration into broader projects.

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blockchain, mobile health, wearable devices, wearOS, prototyping

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