'Fjord Fido' Combines Information from All Patients to Form a Database

By: Cadhla Gray - Oct 13, 2015
References: fjordnet & psfk
Jonas Hoglund, designer of Fjord Fido and the Living Service project, combined the diabetes data collection capabilities of wearables and apps to create a more thorough database for patients. While apps exist to track when and how much insulin patients are supposed to take, they don't take the many other important variables into account.

For instance, Jonas' son has diabetes and on days that he is more active, he does not need as much insulin. Therefore, a calendar-like component in the database can predict this using past information.

The Living Service's concept tracks what people are eating, how they're sleeping and other factors that play a role in the treatment of diabetes on a day-to-day basis. The diabetes data platform is meant to be used as an aggregation collector as well -- finding patterns in information between all the users inputting their experiences.