Author Archives: Mark Feinholz

About Mark Feinholz

Digital Health Product Manager. Inspired by technology to help us live happier and healthier lives.

Step To Give Results: Fun, Engaging, and Rewarding

The Step To Give experiment was fun, engaging, and for me personally it was surprisingly rewarding.  Big smile, very big. Nine of us paid $10 each and worked together as a team for 21 days to meet the team total step … Continue reading

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Step To Give: An Activity Tracker Engagement Experiment

In a couple previous posts  (here and here) I wrote about some ideas for how fitness trackers might leverage peer pressure and intrinsic rewards to keep people engaged with their shiny new wearable toy once the shiny new part wears … Continue reading

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Get Smart With the New Misfit Shine

“Don’t tell me there’s another wearable fitness tracker on the shelf” Guess what, there’s another wearable fitness tracker on the shelf at Apple. “I asked you not to tell me that.”

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If You’re Not the Customer, You’re the Product

I just read an interesting post by Seth Godin titled “The Choke Point”.  Seth is talking about Facebook and LinkedIn and Google and warning us all that ‘Again and again, we see that if you’re not the customer, you’re the product. … Continue reading

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Step Up and Flex Those Behavior Change Muscles

Fitbit, Jawbone, Basis, Misfit, Withings, Lark, Nike.. the list of activity tracking devices continues to grow. Which to choose? There are plenty of opinions – but most of the discussion comparing them tends to focus on hardware specific features such … Continue reading

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Employer-provided Health Insurance Is … well … Killing Us

Participation in the healthcare system in this country is largely tied to your employment. If you need healthcare, get a job. If your employer doesn’t offer healthcare insurance,  you are likely to simply go without. Stay at your current job … Continue reading

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To Keep Me Engaged, Make It Meaningful

I believe that consumer tracking devices such as the Jawbone Up and Fitbit can have a long-term positive impact by helping people to establish healthy behaviors and habits. However, at the handful of consumer health oriented conferences I’ve been to, … Continue reading

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