How smartphones and wearables can lead to better health

Wearables like smart watches or Fitbits do far more than count steps. In fact, AI-enabled devices can prevent a heart attack, diagnose melanoma, lessen the frequency of asthma attacks and treat insomnia without drugs, explains biotech expert Harry Glorikian.

“Personal devices with sensors that can track and even diagnose medical conditions have been around for more than a decade. Hardware and AI have advanced so rapidly, however, that devices and their connected sensors can now accomplish feats that were inconceivable just a few short years ago,” he wrote in a recent article.

In his new book, “The Future You: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Can Help You Get Healthier, Stress Less, and Live Longer,” Glorikian helps readers understand how to use technology (that they very likely already have) to create personalized healthcare experiences.

“The scenarios I’m going to describe in this book don’t just apply to someone with a rare condition or who is seriously ill,” he wrote in his book’s introduction. “These are examples of how everyone can take advantage of AI and data analytics to stay healthy, get diagnosed more quickly, and sometimes, save on healthcare costs.”

In The Future You, readers will discover:

  • The ways in which technology and AI are already impacting healthcare and what new technologies are on the horizon.
  • The new healthcare business paradigm and how to navigate it.
  • How AI is helping doctors diagnose different cancers more precisely.
  • How everyday people have used smartphone and smartwatch technology to reach their health and fitness goals — and sometimes to survive a health crisis.
  • How to use and leverage AI data to improve health in monumental ways.
  • How to use available tech to simplify healthcare scenarios such as doctor visits, managing one’s own health records, coping with chronic disease, broadening awareness about a specific genetic profile and much more.
  • How scientists around the world used AI to develop COVID vaccines and how AI will help scientists predict future outbreaks more rapidly.
  • And much, much more.

Glorikian’s overarching message is clear: There’s quite literally nothing about health and wellness that won’t be utterly transformed by the power of AI. The Future You will show readers what’s coming — and what is already here.

“I want readers to feel inspired to see how they can use the technology they already have to make changes in their lives,” Glorikian said. “Maybe it’s as simple as using your smartphone to count your daily steps. Or maybe it’s downloading a meal-tracking app or doing a virtual reality workout. This book can be a roadmap to personalized health and wellness for everyone.”

About the Author
Harry Glorikian is a global business expert, healthcare entrepreneur, podcaster and author. For over three decades, he has built a breadth of successful ventures in the healthcare space, and he is well known for being at the forefront of helping invest in and grow innovative healthcare companies that are tackling groundbreaking areas of healthcare and biotechnology. A sought-after speaker, Glorikian is frequently quoted in the media and regularly asked to assess, influence, and be part of innovative concepts and trends. He holds four U.S. patents in telecommunications and has others pending. Visit for more information, or follow the author on Twitter (@HGlorikian) or Instagram (harryglorikian).