Discovery Vitality launches a tool to forecast ‘healthspan’

 

Health and life insurer Discovery has collaborated with research group Rand Europe to develop a new tool that tells users how much of their projected lifespan they can expect to live in good health and offer personalised suggestions of how to extend their good years.

The new tool, dubbed the “Vitality Healthy Futures calculator” incorporates an algorithm that uses data on gender, age, smoking status, blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, diet, medication adherence, exercise and cardiovascular fitness to forecast an individual’s lifespan, and how many of these years will be spent in good and bad health.

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