Medical Wearables: A Survey

A session at Wearables TechCon

What do an 18th century Danish Physicist and a TV repair man have to do with one of the greatest wearables in medical history? What lessons can we draw from the historical arc of this life saving innovation that has been helping people for half a century?

In this humorous and educational class, we will review the history of one specific wearable, talk about--no kidding--the units that are plutonium powered and being used today, and be hands on with devices pre-dating lithium battery technology. The lessons forged over years can be applied to today to the wearables revolution.

Next, we will take a look at data from a recent survey conducted by health literacy leader iTriage, that targeted mobile users and their attitudes and thoughts on medical and fitness wearables and apps alike. This actionable data will apply to any attendee of WTC2015. Finally, we will close with a survey of growth areas, with an eye to the future.

This three-part talk, focusing on the past, present, and future will entertain and educate. Don't miss it!

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Mark Scheel

Speaker and author. All in on Android since Cupcake.

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Date Tue 11th March 2014

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