The segment of health care with the most growth trajectory has been wearable technology, and over the past year health IT has developed sensors and trackers for every facet of our lives. Worn from our heads to our toes, and even in our homes, these devices are capturing data related to anything and everything from sleep to chronic illness to sun exposure.
President of Withings, Philippe Schwartz demos the Activité a french-inspired, swiss made watch and activity tracker. Capable of tracking sleep and movement, the watch connects to your smart phone via bluetooth to send real time insights on your daily goals. The watch is available for purchase coming late Fall 2014.
As part of Indu Subaiya’s larger exploration of Consumer Technologies, Health 2.0 hosted our first Wearable Tech Runway where we showcased 7 companies that are disrupting wearable computing literally from head to toe!
Bringing together the most innovative wearables and personal health trackers that are pushing individualized medicine into the future this session focused on how consumers are experiencing new lifestyles centered around technology. And in case you missed it, you can watch the fast-paced and fun Wearable Tech Runway with 7 amazing and fashionable wearable companies.
Moderated by Indu Subaiya, Big Data: Tools and Applications for Individuals showcased the technology companies are creating to harness consumer data in order to make more informed decisions regarding health care. Anthony Begando represented SEER Health as the session sponsor. Speakers included Marvin Ammori, Jerry Sheehan, and Ben Wolin, joined by demos from ESRI, Treato, Moving Analytics, Withings, and MedHelp.
Philippe Schwartz, President of Withings, has extensive global general management expertise in the consumer Internet, telecommunications and enterprise software areas. Operations have run in the US, Europe, Israel and Asia. This year Philippe demoed Withing’s newest device, Pulse. Pulse is an integrative tracker device which makes multiple data sources available to the consumer, both static and comparatively over time.
Live demos of debuting technologies that will shape the future of healthcare.
Cédric Hutchings, CEO, Withings
Withings has taken the device world by storm, with the integration of their Wi-Fi Scale and Blood Pressure Monitor Cuff into most of the major data utility layers. At Health 2.0 Europe 2011 for the first time Withings will reveal their new baby monitor – which will be getting a lot of use from Health 2.0 employees!
We talked with Cedric Hutchings, Co-founder of Withings, about the biggest challenges, trends and developments in health care technology at the Health 2.0 San Francisco 2011 Fall Conference.