HPB tracking health data of 2,000 adults in real time

Study, which will include 8,000 more people, will help refine public health efforts

Participant Geeta Khandelwal says the Health Insights Singapore study is a good opportunity to be more mindful of some of her bad habits.
Participant Geeta Khandelwal says the Health Insights Singapore study is a good opportunity to be more mindful of some of her bad habits. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
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Nearly every day, Ms Geeta Khandelwal wears a smart watch linked to an app that sends the Health Promotion Board (HPB) real-time data about her health such as heart rate, number of steps she walked, sedentary time and sleep.

She also diligently logs her daily meals and drinks into the app, right down to the portion size.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 24, 2019, with the headline HPB tracking health data of 2,000 adults in real time. Subscribe