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Big Data Gets Personal: Transforming Healthcare in the Age of Wearable Tech

June 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From fitness bands to ingestible sensors, sensor tech has the potential to drastically change our daily lives. Well known consumer technology companies such as Fitbit and Jawbone help wearers keep track of their daily activity, sensors build into watches by Apple and Samsung can measure heart rates throughout the day, and pioneers in digestible sensors such as Proteus Digital Health are developing systems that can track health with metrics from within the body. Companies such as MC10 are pushing the limits of wearables by developing Biostamp, a sensor that can measure temperature, movement, heart rate, and more within a device that is the size of two postage stamps. As these devices become more ubiquitous the connected human will be able to not only monitor health metrics about him/herself in real-time but will also be able to share that data with healthcare professionals and other individuals. How will we adapt to this fast-approaching reality and what challenges remain to utilizing this technology to improve human health?
Panelists will include Dr. Michael Cima from MIT and co-founder of MicroCHIPS; Shahid Azim, CEO of Quanttus; Ben Schlatka, co-founder of MC10; Mandira Singh, Senior Business Development Manager at Athena Health; and Lesley Solomon, Executive Director of the Innovation Hub at Brigham and Women’s! Registration is free!

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Date:
June 16, 2015
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

Microsoft NERD Center
1 Memorial Dr #1
Cambridge,Massachusetts02142US
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