Life Mapping vs. Health Tracking

When I tell (and show) people what I’m working on with Pictal Health, a way to visualize and map out patients’ health histories, I see their mental wheels start to turn. They consider how this might help them or someone they know communicate more effectively about their health story, and many start wondering aloud if they could use this to track what’s happening with their health.

That is the moment where I wince a little and say that I’m not focusing on daily health tracking, but instead on helping people map out their entire health story.

Why the wince? What’s the big diff?

First let me define what I mean by health tracking and life mapping.

Katie McCurdy