Digital Wellness Initiative Resources

Initiative Deliverables

2018 Talking about Digital Wellness Interview
Dr. Amit Sood, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic interviewed by Jeremy McCarthy, Digital Initiative Chair and Group Director of Spa & Wellness, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. WATCH INTERVIEW HERE

2018 Wellness in the Age of the Smartphone Whitepaper
The purpose of this paper is to consider how the rise of mobile technology is impacting human wellbeing. The authors, drawing from backgrounds in medicine, hospitality, economics and technology, argue that the optimism and excitement about emerging technologies that have the potential to improve human wellness should be tempered with conservative caution that also considers the potential downsides. They look at current research on the impact of technology on sleep, obesity, mental health, relationships, safety, and productivity to raise awareness of some of the pitfalls of technological progress. They call for a greater research and policy focus on understanding the intersection between technology and wellbeing. READ WHITEPAPER HERE.

2017 Briefing Paper
The briefing paper is a snapshot of this industry sector including valuable information on latest trends, challenges and initiative accomplishments. READ PAPER HERE.

Articles

2018 Finishing Touch Digital DetoxSpa Business 
2018 Raising Digital NativesThe Psychology of Wellbeing
2018 Do Digital Detoxes Really Work?The Psychology of Wellbeing


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