Health Interactive@50+ leaders from the AARP and Health 2.0 conclude the event with a call to action to all consumers to make their opinions more widely available to the health community as we continue to enter a more digitally determined health ecosystem.
Research analysts from Georgia Tech University, Renita Folds and Brad Fain explored how consumer reported outcomes and consumer feedback from the 50+ age group have drastically impacted design and functionality of products to better suit their needs.
As personal health trackers explode onto the health and wellness market there has been an incredible change in the way we understand our physical bodies. Each company in this session demoed how their trackers( both hardware and software) contribute to a more active, educated, and stress-free body.
From managing diabetes to obesity to hypertension, learn how smart monitoring technologies can ease the burden of complex care management for oneself or a loved one. This panel highlighted 4 companies that are revolutionizing how we coordinate care and maintain wellness in the face of complex health conditions.
Senior Vice President of Thought Leadership at AARP, Jody Holtzman and Health 2.0 CEO, Indu Subaiya welcome the AARP Ideas@50+ national convention audience to explore the powerful new ways technology can make our bodies healthier with live demos from 10 exciting digital health companies.
Innovations in technology and food science are drastically changing the way we understand what eating healthy really means. At Health Interactive@50+ we welcomed 3 technology companies that are revolutionizing the way we monitor our diets and evaluate the nutritional benefits of the food we eat.
AARP and Parks Associates forecast that by 2018, 50+ consumers will spend close to $100 billion in health and wellness technology, products and services — out of pocket! This session identified and explained the 9 areas of need and opportunity in this space as well as showcased best practices of innovators that have either consciously or serendipitously focused on this “emerging market”.
Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership
Launch! is our presentation of rapid-fire, back-to-back, 4 minute demos from new buzz-worthy companies that have been hand-selected by our team. Since the session was introduced back in 2008, we’ve seen over 55 new and innovative companies debut including Unity Medical, TheCarrot, Basis, and Castlight Health, just to name a few. The winner of Launch! will be invited to demo on the main-stage this fall in San Francisco.
We talked with Charlotte Yeh, CMO at AARP, about the biggest challenges, trends and developments in health care technology at the Health 2.0 San Francisco 2011 Fall Conference.