Using data from wearable devices gathered by and from individuals themselves can offer new insight on health issues on a Pan-European scale. There is also a lot of untapped business potential to be garnered. The survey collected interesting data on people’s usage related to various wearable devices and it shed light on the respondents’ perceptions towards sharing health data with device manufactures and other parties.
Though the survey is particularly interesting to the surveyed countries, Finland, France, Germany and The Netherlands, one can use the results as a guideline for Europe as a whole. In the same event, a Sitra-driven the Fair Health Data Challenge is announced to local audiences. With the challenge, we are seeking practical European examples of digital health and well-being services where data is shared or exchanged and used transparently with the consent of individuals.