OMG - My Pancreas Just Texted

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Friday 11th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

There's been a shift in the center of authority in healthcare. It's moved from established authorities, like doctors, to the people who are experiencing a given condition. The proof can be seen in the growth and popularity of websites like WebMD, Wego Health, and PatientsLikeMe.

And technology now provides new ways of sharing knowledge. As feature phones improve and as smartphones begin to saturate the market, users have unprecedented access to information and to each other. The exponential growth of the iPhone and Android app marketplaces show that users are looking for new ways of doing old things.

At the intersection of user-managed health and technology lies an opportunity. A mobile solution that enables users with a chronic condition, accustomed to managing it alone, to track their health socially and to access the learnings of the larger community.

Users can passively hold each other accountable in a way that is difficult for them to do alone. A mobile solution removes some of the hardest barriers to better record keeping. It also provides a forum for knowledge-transfer, letting users optimize their treatment at a quicker pace.

OMG - My Pancrease Just Texted will explore a concept for a mobile community geared towards supporting diabetics in better managing their health, together.

LEVEL: Intermediate

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John Pettengill

I design experiences for websites and mobile devices at Razorfish. I swim with TNYA and sing with the Choral Society at Grace Church. I'm also pretty nice. bio from Twitter

25 attendees

  • Francesco D'Orazio
  • Betsy Weber
  • briancarterKC
  • danielc
  • erwin blom
  • Heleen van Lier
  • Hundert Grad
  • Jacob Lisby
  • Johan Kuijt
  • John Pettengill
  • Raghu (J Raghuraman)
  • Karin Ackerholm
  • Marty DeAngelo
  • MaryTreseler
  • Carmen A. Medina
  • Chris O'Connor
  • Pelle Sten
  • Rob Myers
  • scottackerson
  • Yesenia Sotelo
  • techstil
  • Martijn Verver
  • Doug Wager
  • wilbertbaan
  • David Bausola

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  • Dr. Keely Kolmes
  • Hillary Hartley
  • Dan W
  • ivanka majic
  • Bob Jansen
  • Johannes Kleske
  • Wade Austin
  • Lance Roggendorff
  • Steve Myers
  • Noah W Smith
  • Bradley Heilbrun
  • Herman Kuiper
  • Martijn Pannevis
  • Pat Allan
  • Phoebe Connelly
  • Jason Lewis
  • Rachel Mercer
  • Scott Crocker
  • Benjamin Bykowski
  • sonderformat
  • Synergy Events
  • Sebastian Gerhard

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Fri 11th March 2011


Ballroom C, Austin Convention Center

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