Personal health and fitness has joined the digital revolution. Using Microsoft HealthVault, people interested in monitoring their health have an unprecedented opportunity to research their own data. This concise book explains how HealthVault users can collect and analyze their data, and how application developers can help them with mobile or web-based applications.
You’ll learn how to use HealthVault’s open API, flexibility, and connections with multiple health-care providers to develop health data applications, enable automatic updates from well-known fitness devices, and use programming libraries to create reports and investigate trends.
Get a walkthrough of HealthVault functionality available to end users
Use HealthVault to capture data from devices that measure a user’s health
Examine HealthVault’s API for interacting with applications and devices, using .NET code samples
Develop a Quantified Self application for consumers that can track more than 80 data types
Learn how to build mobile apps for HealthVault by exploring an end-to-end example for Windows Phone 7
Use best practices for releasing, maintaining, and marketing HealthVault applications to end users
Chapter 1 Getting Started with HealthVault
What Is HealthVault?
Getting Started with HealthVault
Overview of HealthVault Features
Working with Health Data
Using Partner Applications
Chapter 2 Quantifying Yourself
How Fitbit Tracks Sleep
Exploring the HealthVault Data
Analyzing the HealthVault Data
Chapter 3 Interfacing with HealthVault
Accounts and Records
HealthVault Application Programming Interface
HealthVault SDK and Open Source Libraries
Interfacing with HealthVault
Chapter 4 Using the HealthVault Data Ecosystem for Self-Tracking
A Self-Experimentation Application
Understanding HealthVault Data Types
Extending HealthVault Data Types
Creating Custom Types
Trusting Data in HealthVault Data Types
Relating HealthVault Data Types
Exploring HealthVault Data Types
Contributing to the Self-Experimentation Application
Chapter 5 Enabling mHealth for Quantified Self
The Mood Tracker Mobile Application
What About Android and iOS?
Mobile Web Applications
Contributing to the Mood Tracker Application
Chapter 6 The Last Mile: Releasing Applications to Users
Vaibhav Bhandari is a seasoned software professional with over seven years of experience in technical, business and people management positions. He has lead Software Development through multiple product cycles in varied businesses at Microsoft. His experience spans Windows PowerShell, Windows Mobile Operating System, and Microsoft HealthVault. He has spoken and presented at several prestigious conference including OSCON (2011 & 2010) and Health 2.0 Hacking 4 Health. In his current role as part of Microsoft HealthVault he works with developers & partners to help design and implement Health Solutions on HealthVault. He is active in Healthcare IT community and shares inside view on health technology with a popular blog. When not involved with Healthcare & IT, he can be seen mountaineering in the North Cascades or cycling to far away places.