Five percent of internet users in the 18-69 years of age group have an above average interest in innovative digital health and fitness offers, according to a study. This includes using fitness trackers and other wearables, memory training or exchanging first diagnoses with the doctor over a smartphone app.
This type of person, referred to by analysts as a “digital hypochondriac”, is defined
as an onliner searching very actively on the internet for medical information, evaluating risk tests, double-checking diagnoses and getting reminded online about taking medicine or going for preventive check-ups. In total 5,046 internet users from 18 to 69 years of age were interviewed regarding various ehealth topics.
The chart shows the use of ehealth offers in Germany.