The predictive health specialist One Drop is rapidly building up its knowledge database in an effort to deliver more accurate healthcare solutions. The company has now collected more than 25 billion longitudinal data points, and expects to clear the 26 billion threshold within a week. It will then add another 10 billion data points before the end of the year.
All of that data will be used to improve the quality of One Drop’s various predictive algorithms, which are geared toward people with chronic conditions like diabetes, and analyze a patient’s medical history to gain insight into their short and long-term medical future. For example, the company can forecast someone’s glucose levels for the next eight hours, or make predictions about blood pressure and their long-term diabetic prospects.
The One Drop algorithms draw on multiple biometric indicators when making those predictions. Those factors include weight, medication, food intake, heart rate, and sleep habits, in addition to glucose and blood pressure. The company has data on people from 195 different countries, and also accounts for biographic factors like age, gender, and year of diagnosis.
One Drop recently published findings that show that a month (or more) of continuous glucose monitoring can dramatically increase the accuracy of its predictions for an individual. The company’s (iOS and Android) app passively gathers data from connected medical devices, and is compatible with popular health trackers like Fitbit, GoogleFit, and the Apple Watch. One Drop was designed to serve as an early warning system, giving people the opportunity to address potential health problems before they become more severe.
“Prevention is possible when we arm people with real-time information and empower them to make meaningful behavior changes that we know lead to sustained health and improved outcomes,” said One Drop Founder and CEO Jeff Dachis. “As our data wealth continues to grow, so will our predictive capabilities and the impact on long-term outcomes and cost savings.”
One Drop has announced plans to release its own biosensor at some point in the future. IDTechEx has predicted that the market for flexible sensors will reach $4.5 billion by 2030.