The Partners HealthCare Connected Health Emotion Sensing Pitch Off took place last night, concluding three months of competition and opening two days of presentations, panels and keynotes at the annual symposium.
The even kicked off with a keynote presentation by Vice President of Connected Health Joe Kvedar, MD who stressed that “emotion sensing is critical for activating true automation of care.”
“There’s so much more than just measuring vital signs…and we’re at the very beginning of that journey,” he said.
Each of the five finalists–chosen in an online competition on Medstro, the social network for physicians–then presented their idea for incorporating emotion sensing technology to a panel of judges.
The three winners, Punwani, Schloff and Mou, each received free use of Emo technologies from Emotional Sciences, two free Embrace wristbands and two Muse brains sensing headbands. Additionally, The American Resident Project, an event sponsor along with Partners HealthCare, chose Schloff to receive their own award and be profiled in a professional video.
An online vote for the audience’s favorite pitch will conclude in two weeks.
Paula is a freelance science writer and strategic communications associate at Health Leads. Formerly a managing editor at MedTech Boston, she has a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University and has worked with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Boston Globe, Social Documentary Network, BU Today and several nonprofit organizations. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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