Blockchain meets activity tracking: Project rewards healthy habits with tokens

As the world learns about the benefits of blockchain, the number of use cases continues to rise. Aside from financial advances such as peer-to-peer transactions, blockchain is already making its way into the healthcare field.

Using blockchain technology, health experts developed a technique for tracking and storing health data. Health Blocks CEO Rosanne Warmerdam told that her team had established a means for users to generate and preserve patient health data while maintaining their privacy and security.

Warmerdam explained, “We wanted to start by providing users ownership and control over their health data.” Their technology Health Blocks collects lifestyle-related health data from wearables and other smart devices and combines it to a decentralized health profile using the IoTeX blockchain.

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As users achieve their health goals, the project offers incentives. Warmerdam stated, “We want to make living a healthy lifestyle exciting and gratifying by giving tools to promote health and enabling access to health services to all.”

Users can earn tokens as they meet their health objectives. “When a user accomplishes a health target of 10,000 steps in a day,” Warmerdam explains, “a smart contract is triggered, giving tokens to your profile.”

Meanwhile, a Mexican medical firm is using blockchain to validate COVID-19 testing findings. MDS Mexico makes use of technology to avoid falsifying results. The COVID-19 detection is certified by the team using blockchain and digital signatures. The information is protected with a unique, immutable, and unalterable QR Code that can be easily confirmed.

In the medical profession, there are a number of known use cases for blockchain, but many experts believe that additional discoveries are on the way. Billionaire Mark Cuban provided views on how a decentralized autonomous organization may be used in medical procedures such as colonoscopies while exploring new possible crypto and blockchain use cases.