Health Horizons Fall Conference Health Aware World
Health Horizons 2014 Fall Research Conference
On Nov 12 + 13, join the Health Horizons team to explore life in a health-aware world ...
What happens when the pills we put in our bodies connect to our homes and clinics to capture and deliver health information? When sensors and cameras embedded in our environments create comprehensive, continuous records of our health? When our physical spaces “wake up” and enable us to enlist them to help us manage disease, live healthily, and age well?
Hosted at our office in Palo Alto, CA, this two day event will explore design parameters, technical foundations, and the regulatory climate that will determine how we promote healthy living, fight disease, and support aging well over the next decade. Bring your curiosity and expertise to help us catalyze a future in which aware, responsive spaces and objects can engage communities to create better health outcomes and promote equity by supporting individuals, especially those who are unengaged or lack the resources to buy health gadgets.
On November 12, we’ll kick off an intimate convening with program sponsors, focused on developing deeper insights into how the emergence of the Internet of Things is creating new kinds of opportunities to develop interventions that support the health of individuals and families in their homes, offices, and other settings of daily life.
David Rose, award-winning entrepreneur and instructor at the MIT Media Lab will discuss his new book, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things.
Continuing the next day, we'll bring science, art, and magic to our exploration of a Health-Aware World. We'll look beyond the wave of wearables that will flood the market over the next few years to see a more networked, aware, and perhaps even more equitable landscape of health support.
Join innovators from across the health and well-being sector for a series of interactive workshops. Choose from one of four “catalyzing action” tracks:
- BUILD: This hands-on session will teach basic skills of programming sensors and making wearable devices.
- ENGAGE: Design a campaign that engages people in their own health as a form of civic participation.
- EMBED: Hit the streets of Palo Alto to install “guerrilla futures”. How do we go stealth and make environments support health for the unengaged and disinterested?
- UNITE: Make a strategy for how to engage with regulations, established health institutions, and health start-ups to ensure interoperability between the disparate data streams that make a health aware world possible.