Environmental Effects on Health Revealed by Digital Health

Environmental Effects on Health Revealed by Digital Health 400 400 Davos Digital Forum

Environmental Effects on Health Revealed by Digital Health


Time: 12:15 – 12:28

We are currently facing a public health and personal health consequences due to climate change.

They vary from increases in

  • prematurity,
  • asthma,
  • hypertension,
  • allergy,
  • COPD,
  • stroke,
  • heart attacks,
  • cognitive damage, and
  • infectious diseases.

In parallel with the advances made in tracking exposures (smart bracelets, smart rings, air pollution readouts), we can obtain digital measurements of vital signs, health questionnaires, and blood measurements. These synchronous digital exposure/health readouts for any given individual will help us track how exposures affect each person and how they relate to public health in general. In this way, both individual and public health digital outputs can help policy makers manage local and national and international regulations to help frame and monitor climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Davos Digital Forum - Digitalisierung in der Praxis mit Anwendungsbeispielen

Dr. Kari Nadeau

Professor of Pediatric Food Allergy, Immunology and Asthma, Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute and Professor, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology and of Epidemiology and Population Health at LPCH

Stanford University

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