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Welcome to the Health & Wellness vertical page! In order to make the most of the time the weekend of the event, please review our key educational materials and data sets.
Be Prepared! Start thinking through what types of data could power your business and product ideas. Often times a combination of multiple, disparate data sets can yield the most ingenious ideas and solutions!
The following videos were recording during the April 19 Panel event. You may wish to reference them in preparation of the weekend ML event.
The best description of this category is a list of the 10 sectors identified by the Global Wellness Institute: alternative and complementary medicine; beauty and anti-aging; fitness and mind-body; healthy eating, nutrition and weight loss; preventive and personalized health; spa; thermal and mineral springs; wellness real estate; wellness tourism; and workplace wellness.
The global wellness market is worth $3.4T making it roughly three times the size of the pharmaceutical industry. This market has been growing at 5% annually. The growth is driven by a growing middle class that is more health conscious.
Personal Care, Beauty & Anti-Aging ($1,083b)
Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Weight Loss ($702b)
Wellness Tourism ($639b)
Fitness & Mind-Body ($595b)
Preventative & Personalized Medicine and Public Health ($575b)
Traditional & Complementary Medicine ($360b)
Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate ($134b)
Spa Economy ($119b)
Thermal/Mineral Springs ($56b)
Workplace Wellness ($48b)
Workplace wellness, Personalized Medicine, Spa Economy, and Wellness Real Estate is expected to grow at the highest rate.
A growing middle class, personal health accountability, social media, and the internet has led to massive segments and spending growth in this industry.
Traditionally health and wellness has been a reactive industry not embracing technology first. Technology is being adopted but slower than other industries.
Personal Care, Beauty & Anti-Aging: 4.1%
Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Weight Loss: 4.1%
Wellness Tourism: 6.5%
Fitness & Mind-Body: 4.8%
Preventative & Personalized Medicine and Public Health: 3.7%
Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate: 6.4%
Spa Economy: 9.9%
Spa Economy ($119b)
Thermal/Mineral Springs: 4.9%
Workplace Wellness: 4.8%
23 and Me
Almost Family by LHC ($2.4B) – Homecare provider
First Aid Beautify by P&G ($250M) - Cosmetics
Wellgood by Leaf Group ($10M) - Health and wellness content creator
Accolade ($217M raised) on demand health concierge
Snap Kitchen ($154M raised) healthy flavorful food to customers
PatientsLikeMe ($127M raised) personalized health network
Ro ($88M series A) smart HC from diagnosis to ingesting meds
Keeps ($7.5M seed) keeps your hair
Modern Fertility ($6M seed) test fertility at home
Can we personalize cosmetics, nutrition, exercise? Create an easy guide
How can we help people live healthier with technology?
Can we reduce the cost of healthcare or products with technology?
How do we know what health claims of products are true?
Software for wellness businesses?
Can we better identify new drugs?
Social Media for several reasons
Keto, Vegan, Gluten Free, etc.
Home Health/DNA Kits
Automated health tracking
Customized health products/cosmetics
Workplace wellness improvements to lower insurance premiums
Healthcare efficiency improvement
New insight gathering from personal health data
This is a space where consumers don’t know they want something until a business provides it. There are strong opportunities in several categories that we can find utilizing education and technology.
Reliant on people’s willingness to change
Competitive nature of business - no barrier to entry
High consumer expectations (e.g. 2-day shipping)
FDA on supplements/cosmetics
Your novel business idea should be grounded in real-world data with plausible machine-learning/analytics on top. We've compiled a collection of datasets from which to gain inspiration. Note that you are not restricted to basing your idea on the data sets below. You may discover other open source data sets that inspire your creativity or you may bring your own proprietary data sets if you wish.
Many of the datasets below are from Kaggle, Figure-Eight (Crowdflower), Data.World, etc. The advantage of these datasets is that many have been cleaned and normalized and are ready to be explored with ML and data science tools. Note that the use of these datasets is often intended for research purposes only. Be sure to read any associated license agreements to understand if there are commercial restrictions if you plan to continuing using the data after the workshop is over.
300k medical appointments and its 15 variables of each, including whether the patient shows up or not.
Idea: Design a product for doctors offices that predicts whether a patient will show up or whether there is a particular time slot that they are more likely to show up to. How would you integrate your technology into existing scheduling systems? What would you have to offer to displace a legacy scheduling system?
National Cancer Institute - Cancer Statistics Query Tool
WONDER online databases utilize a rich ad-hoc query system for the analysis of public health data.
Survey on Mental Health in the Tech Workplace in 2014
Predicting doctor attributes from prescription behavior
This site provides direct access to the official data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that are used on the Medicare.gov Compare Websites and Directories
The Human Mortality Database (HMD) was created to provide detailed mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts, and others interested in the history of human longevity
How inpatient hospital charges can differ among different providers in the US
Idea: A service that allows you to input your medical treatment received during a hospital stay and determine whether the bill you get is within an acceptable range.
United States Mortality Rates by County 1980-2014
What does your exercise pattern fall into?
Idea: Design a product that analyzes not just how much people do a particular activity, but how well they do it. Are they consistent? Are they in danger of of hurting themselves?
Idea 2: Is there a way to connect exercise patterns with improved health outcomes or longevity. Can you design the most efficient workout for someone given a desired goal -- weight loss, lower blood pressure, lower cholestorol, etc?
Human Activity Recognition Using Smartphones Data Set. See this blog article, "Predicting physical activity based on smartphone sensor data using CNN + LSTM" for ideas on how to use this dataset
Over 112,000 Chest X-ray images from more than 30,000 unique patients