Project rewards healthy habits with tokens

Blockchain use cases continue to grow as the world learns about the benefits it brings. In addition to bringing financial innovations such as the ability to conduct peer-to-peer transactions, blockchain is now also entering the health industry.

Health experts have created a way to track and store health data using blockchain technology. Rosanne Warmerdam, CEO of Health Blocks, told Cointelegraph that her team has developed a way for users to generate and store patient health data without sacrificing privacy and security.

“We want to start by giving users ownership and control of their health data,” Warmerdam said. By building on the IoTeX blockchain, their platform, Health Blocks, collects lifestyle-related health data from wearables and other smart devices and connects it to a decentralized health profile.

The program also rewards users when they reach their health goals. “We want to make healthy living fun and rewarding, provide tools to improve health, and provide access to health services for all,” Warmerdam said.

With this, users can earn tokens when they achieve their health goals. According to Warmerdam, “When a user reaches a health goal of 10,000 steps per day, a smart contract is triggered to send tokens to your profile.”

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Meanwhile, a medical company in Mexico is using blockchain Verify COVID-19 test results. MDS Mexico uses this technology to avoid falsified results. The team verifies COVID-19 detections via blockchain and cryptographic signatures. This protects information by using a unique, immutable and unchangeable QR code that can be easily verified.

Blockchain has many existing use cases in healthcare, but many predict it is open for more breakthroughs.Billionaires discuss new potential crypto and blockchain use cases Mark Cuban also shares the theory On how decentralized autonomous organizations can be used to provide medical procedures such as colonoscopy.