Institute For the Future

By Laura Lovett May 10, 2019
It’s no secret digital health is iterating and evolving at breakneck speed. But many are starting to ask the question, "Are those technologies made with all in mind?" Industry players have warned that many patients groups are being left behind— namely, people of color, underserved communities, members of the LGBTQ population and women.  The problems and opportunities  “I would say communities of...

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By Laura Lovett April 3, 2019
Power dynamics are present in nearly every facet of life — including health innovation. These inequities of power can determine who developers innovate for, and the way in which developers go about creating tools for certain groups, Vanessa Mason, director of the Institute for the Future, said at Mad*Pow's HXD 2019 conference in Boston yesterday. “In talking about power, all of us bring biases...
By Brian Dolan July 22, 2010
I'm a big fan of what the clever folks over at the Institute for the Future are up to with their BodyShock The Future Contest. BodyShock is a call for ideas to improve global health over the next three to 10 years by transforming our bodies and lifestyles. One of the more recent entries for the contest was highlighted on the IFTF's blog recently: Previewing Your Future Self. "I think there is a...
By Brian Dolan April 13, 2010
The mobile health trend started to pick up steam halfway through last year: Since then a flurry of reports have hit the interwebs with insightful analysis and punchy interviews well worth reading. At the close of 2009, MobiHealthNews published its own Wireless Health State of the Industry Report, which we offered up as a holiday gift to our readers. There are many other high quality reports...