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Phillips Wearables Challenge Pitch Off

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Since the first wave of wearables, sensors, and trackers, everyone’s been excited about their potential to improve healthcare. The FitBits, Jawbones, and Misfits certainly seemed fun, were nice and shiny, and came in multiple colors. But clinicians knew that real change was a ways off–the reliability of the technology just wasn’t there. Well, times have changed.
Philips intends to change all of that with a medical-grade wearable biosensor that provides automatic measurements for at-risk patients in low acuity areas from the ED to the general ward. And Boston, lucky you, as the epicenter of digital health for the world, have them right in your backyard.

Recognizing that successful solutions today can’t happen in a bubble, Philips is eager to meet, work with and support the innovation community at large and they are offering cash innovation prizes for the best ideas in their recent online competition.

In this online competition, the Philips Wearables Challenge, clinicians, engineers, patients and entrepreneurs from around the country have been submitting their novel solutions to predict early signs of patient deterioration and prevent hospital readmission. Submissions can be viewed at our online competition site.

Come and meet the Philips team, mingle with other innovators and see our finalists compete on stage on Thursday, October 26 starting at 5:30PM. The six finalist teams from the online competition will compete in front of a live audience and a panel of expert judges to determine the winners of the $17,500 in cash prizes.
This event has limited seating so please reserve your tickets early!

Pamela Bump

Pamela Bump

Pamela Bump is a candidate for the Master of Science in Media Ventures at Boston University. After receiving a B.A. for a dual major in Journalism and Communication Studies from Keene State College in 2014, she became the Web Editor and Social Media Expert at Taste for Life Magazine, an alternative health publication. She then served as Copy Editor at The Keene Sentinel, a daily newspaper in Keene, N.H. While editing daily city news and designing pages for print, she also managed, edited, and contributed to a weekly health section.

As a Media Ventures student with a passion for health journalism, Pamela hopes to use her time at MedTech to expand storytelling skills, while learning about leadership and innovation in the media-startup industry.
Pamela Bump


October 26
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Harvard Medical School Joseph Martin Conference Center
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
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