Last week we participated at the Connected Health Symposium hosted by Partners Healthcare in Boston. Jeff Urdan, our COO, gave a presentation on swyMed for the fourth annual Innovators Challenge, a symposium event to draw attention to, as they say on their website, “products that are genuinely new and potentially game-changing for connected health.” He also had a chance to report back on his key takeaways from the event.
1) Wearables May Take Over the World
Lots of companies are doing cool things with wearable sensors sending data to smart phones. At the Innovators Challenge alone there were:
- Basis – a fitness and sleep tracker watch conceptually similar to the iWatch and Samsung (but better of course!)
- FeverSmart – a temperature monitor for tracking fever. It is intended for babies so parents can know both how the child is trending and can give actual data to their pediatrician rather than guesstimates…but imagine the Ebola applications for monitoring people who might have been exposed and need to be monitored for the 21 day incubation period!
- GoodLux Technology – measures light exposure which has been shown to impact both seasonal affective disorder and depression.