After graduating from Harvard with a Bachelors and Masters at the age of 19, Kyna Fong continued to amaze her colleagues, receiving prestigious academic awards, consulting top tech companies, and teaching economics at Stanford University. Recently, Kyna founded her own health care startup, Elation, which offers an innovative clinical platform that physicians are widely adopting. Kyna demonstrated how Elation is changing physician workflow through a unique physician search and messaging system.
Adam Gazzaley is the founding director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the UC San Francisco, an Associate Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, and Principal Investigator of a cognitive neuroscience laboratory. His laboratory studies neural mechanisms of perception, attention and memory, with an emphasis on the impact of distraction and multitasking on these abilities. He demonstrated how use uses 3D video games to test multitasking and cognitive abilities of older adults.
Louis-Philippe Morency is a Research Scientist at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies where he leads the Multimodal Communication and Machine Learning Laboratory (MultiComp Lab). His research interests are in computational study of nonverbal social communication, a multi-disciplinary research topic that overlays the fields of multimodal interaction, computer vision, machine learning, social psychology and artificial intelligence. He shared his work with “Ellie,” a virtual interviewer specializing in facial recognition. Ellie has the potential to help clinicians in diagnoses through quantifying human behaviors.
Pasquale Fedele invented and demonstrated BrainControl, a device that gives people the ability to control assistive technologies with their thoughts through a headset and tablet. BrainControl’s non-invasive advantage could mean big things for those who are unable to communicate verbally. Previously Pasquale also founded Liquidweb, a start-up company focusing on mobile and pervasive technologies.
Jonathan Hirsch is the Founder and President of Syapse, a software company transforming healthcare by bringing omics into routine medical use. At Syapse, Jonathan works closely with diagnostic and healthcare providers, helping translate customer problems into software solutions – a product so cool our staff almost didn’t understand it! He demonstrated his app through the perspective of a physician, which uses a longitudinal profile to assess a patient’s changing condition in conjunction with the patient’s genomic information.
SVP of Health 2.0, Jean-Luc Neptune, announced challenge winners from Japan. Inspired by the Japan earthquake, they created a website which allows people around the world to donate to immunization shortages in foreign countries.
Tom Curatolo, Senior Director of Commercial Strategy at Shire Pharmaceuticals, presented the ADHD Developer Challenge winners: Jeff Lee, CEO of Omniscience Mobile, and Rahlyn Gossen, Founder of RebarInteractive. The app they created, Traxion, has a virtual ADHD coach which helps schedule tasks and events, and reminds the user to complete those tasks as well as encourages and reinforces them along the way. The app also includes a focus mode which can block incoming mobile distractions, and set a specific amount of time one wants to focus.
Pelu Tran, Chief Product Officer at Augmedix, demonstrated how Google Glass can help Physicians reengage patient interaction by diminishing the time spent at a computer.
Previously at Health 2.0 Ram Gopalan has showcased InfoDocRx, but this year he spoke about the big work that Argusoft is doing with simple Nokia cellphones and a solid data analytics platform to solve one of the greatest challenges in public health initiatives – tracking, monitoring and measuring the progress of remote and rural health initiatives. The platform uses the mobile phone to connect to a browser based interface, which allows workers in rural areas to receive accurate information on a likely diagnosis and suggested treatments after answering a number of health questions.