What Is Biohacking?
Biohacking (verb, noun) by Dave Asprey (@Bulletproof):
(v): changing your environment from the inside-out so you have full control of your biology; using your body as your personal laboratory, finding the exact hacks that work for you.
(n) The art and science of becoming superhuman.
So in healthcare this approach could provide a way to deliver individualistic care to suit the biology of the person. Or if they are a biohacker they will likely be very informed of their personal health status and preferences and can drive this personalised approach (#expertpatient)
Biohacking You Can Do It Too by Ellen Jorgensen on TED
Topics related to biohacking from Wikipedia (2018):
- Do-it-yourself biology: biotechnological social movement in which individuals and small organizations study biology using the same methods as traditional research institutions
- Grinder (biohacking): people that alter their own bodies by implanting do-it-yourself cybernetic devices
- Self-experimentation in medicine
- Nutrigenomics: using nutrition to hack/take control of the human biology
- Quantified self: measuring various biomarkers and behaviors to try to optimize health
Asprey, D. (2018). Going Bulletproof for Beginners. Bulletproof.com
BBC. (2018). Biohacking series.