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This has to be tied in with the economy and direct impact. In many countries where the economy is really bad, e.g. Spain, Greece, Portugal. The government can care less, not to mention that the companies are all struggling to make ends meet.

The only way you could force this onto employers is unless the employers are forced by the government to buy medical insurance for all their employees. That way, it would be in their best interest to make sure they keep their employees healthy. That is provided they get to pay lower medical insurance if their employees are healthy.

Edmund Ng

This would be a great step for mankind. There are just way to many people with medical problems. My gut tells me that there are way more people who have problems which they don't know because they don't go for regular medical checkups. I hope this perspective will not be ignored. How can we help detect any form of major illness without even going for medical check ups.

If we can develop plaster like devices that when pasted can send the body's medical information to be analyzed, it will definitely help many people detect life threatening diseases in real time. This would probably work for SARS or MERs detection.

Edmund Ng

The video is nicely done up. I like the tagline "Longer, Healthier, Happier Lives". Some large manufacturing plants in Taiwan has already put in action subsidized food for their factory workers. By having a subsidized meal, it encourages 95% of the workers to eat within the factory's premises.

The factory, which was manufacturing high tech led panels, made large investments into coming up with real time display on what the most popular dish of the day was. All calorie information is also listed on the led panels. This will allow the workers to eat healthily.

In order to make sure that the QC of the food was maintained, the system allowed the workers to submit their real-time evaluation of the food. E.g. Too Salty, Not Salty Enough, Too Spicy, Not Spicy Enough.

The information captured allowed the backend cooks to adjust to the preferred taste. This will ensure the workers are happy and have high morale. A company with happy employees is one that will make money. Particularly when we Chinese are so particular about food.

Edmund Ng