Validic announced the support of high-frequency data, enabling organizations to receive standardized activity, heart rate and blood glucose data at a rate up to one reading per minute. The availability of these data for use in healthcare and wellness programs indicates an important shift toward more real-time, individualized interventions and coaching services.
With high-frequency data — also known as time-series or intraday data — organizations can use a person’s activities throughout the day to provide consistent, precise feedback that encourages behavior change. For instance, as part of a wellness program, high-frequency heart rate data can allow artificial intelligence or a coach to understand the level of effort throughout a workout and provide appropriate feedback.
Similarly, in diabetes management programs, high-frequency readings from continuous glucose meters can provide insight into an individual’s glucose values throughout the day, not just the few times they may complete a finger-stick reading before or after meals. This granular data enables more individualized coaching or treatment adjustments. High-frequency activity and heart rate data can also be valuable for post-discharge monitoring. For instance, a clinician can view the duration and intensity of activity a patient performs after a surgery. With continuous access, an intervention can occur that day, educating the patient on the risks of strenuous exertion and preventing the person from repeating that action.
“High-frequency data provides the detail needed to understand a person’s daily habits and behaviors,” Drew Schiller, Validic CEO said in a statement. “With this advancement, our partners and clients can provide more timely and relevant interventions to help people live healthier lives.”
Validic offers connectivity to a variety of sources delivering high-frequency data — including steps, heart rate, distance, elevation and blood glucose data from Apple, Fitbit, Garmin and Dexcom devices.
High-frequency data is available via Validic’s streaming and REST APIs. As more devices support the delivery of data at high-frequency intervals, Validic plans to expand its high-frequency data offerings.