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Health Devices: tracking the physiological data

According to ABI Research, the total number of wearable devices with fitness and wellness applications in 2012 was 30m, a 37% growth from 2011. The market is expected to grow at an average rate of 41% per year, leading to 169.5m devices shipped in 2017. With the multiplication of data available across emerging channels, what are the opportunities and challenges facing the healthcare industry? How to analyze/ make sense of the data? What will the data tell us? What are the advantages and risks for individuals to rely on healthcare devices? Our highly qualified panelists, with deep expertise ranging from high level technical issues to user behavior, measurement and social insights will explore the future of the data-driven health era.


[masked]pm: Registration & Networking (with light food and drinks)[masked]pm: Welcome by The Hive & swissnex
[masked]pm: Roger Magoulas' introduction
[masked]pm: How data is transforming healthcare, by Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly)
[masked]pm: Health Sensors & The Data Ecosystem, by Rachel Kalmar
[masked]pm: (Healthy) Bias: Thoughts on generating insight from health data, by Ian Blumenfeld
[masked]pm: The Human Bits, by Eri Gentry
[masked]pm: Panel discussion and Q&A
[masked]pm: Networking with drinks


Roger Magoulas - Director, Research + Analysis, O’Reilly Media

Magoulas is the director of market research at O'Reilly Media. Magoulas runs a team that is building an open source analysis infrastucture and provides analysis services, including technology trend analysis, to business decision-makers at O'Reilly and beyond. In previous incarnations, Magoulas designed and implemented data warehouse projects for organizations ranging from the San Francisco Opera to the Alberta Motor Club.

Rachel Kalmar - Data scientist at Misfit Wearables
Rachel Kalmar's goal is to make sensor data accessible and actionable. A Stanford neuroscience PhD, she is passionate about using data to explain, predict and influence behavior. After participating in Singularity Univerity's Graduate Studies Program, Rachel co-founded a startup in the health sensor space, which was part of the Rock Health digital health startup incubator. She is active in the Bay Area hardware community and runs a sensor meetup group ( Currently, Rachel is a data scientist at Misfit Wearables.

Ian Blumenfeld - Data Scientist, analytics and modeling in healthcare
Ian is a data scientist with expertise in building predictive models for health outcomes and the ramifications of intervention effects. He has a background in physics where he performed award winning research on complex plasma/electron beam interactions and the implications for next generation particle accelerators. Since the completion of his PhD he has been working at Archimedes Inc, a Kaiser Permanente Subsidiary, building outcomes models focused on Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases. His latest work is in the heart failure space, examining the predictors of recurrence and mortality in that population, as well as the cost-benefit of treatment. [Note by EMI: Full Job Title: Scientist III, Lead of Cardio-Metabolic Modeling]

Eri Gentry - Founder BioCurious
Eri helps technology and people find each other. She is a proponent of maker culture, citizen science, and "hacking" medicine. Her work has been covered by the New York Times, Forbes, Wired, The Atlantic, in the books Biopunk, Regenesis, and more. In 2011, Eri was named a "Hometown Hero" by Popular Mechanics and a "Practical Visionary" by the Institute for the Future. Eri co-hosts and is special projects director of The Quantified Self. In 2010, she cofounded BioCurious, the first hackerspace for biology. She sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of NSF-funded SynBERC, and blogs about citizen science for MAKE Magazine.
Eri was previously VP of Open Innovation at Scanadu, a Silicon Valley startup bringing medical tools for the people to the people and CEO, cofounder of Livly, a cancer research company on a mission to end killer diseases.

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  • Grant J. G.

    Just broadcasted the entire (most) talk using, doubled the audience. Watch the video archive if u r interested

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    • Priya D.

      hey Grant- could you send out the url for the video? I could not find it on

      March 7, 2013

  • Harsha S.

    Grant can you send the link for the recording on Veetle?

    March 6, 2013

  • Herb

    Grant, do you have a recording that you can share?

    March 6, 2013

  • Julian L.

    just stumbled upon this meeting; looking forward to the recording.

    March 6, 2013

  • mike b.

    look fwd to the recording

    March 6, 2013

  • Savlan H.

    Argh, got to stay at work late! Sorry about short notice cancel. Looking forward to the video.

    March 6, 2013

  • Su

    I'm sorry, but a work requirement came up, so I won't be able to attend. Hopefully someone can use my spot.

    March 6, 2013

  • Hunter W.

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend tonight. Perhaps someone else can use my spot.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry for the late notice.

    March 6, 2013

  • George P.

    I am on the waitlist and looking forward to the meeting tonight.

    March 6, 2013

  • John E.

    I would love to see the recording. I'm releasing my spot.

    March 6, 2013

  • Daen de L.

    Apologies for the short notice, but I can't make this tonight.

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will have to miss but looks great so thanks for recording it! Next time in person :-)

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Kirk S.

    Looking forward to it.

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Venkat M.

    Could not make it.

    March 5, 2013

  • sebastian o.

    Since this will be recorded, I will release my spot.

    March 5, 2013

  • sebastian o.

    Any chance this will be recorded?

    March 5, 2013

    • Pashu P.

      yes, it will be recorded but not live-streamed

      March 5, 2013

  • Pashu P.

    The event is sold out, for those of you who cannot make it to San Francisco tomorrow evening please make sure to CHANGE your RSVP status (one click only!), a few data bees are trying to get in! thank you!

    March 5, 2013

  • Uwe F.

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    Hope to be able to attend

    March 5, 2013

  • Lothar B.

    I'm coming

    March 4, 2013

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    Should be interesting

    March 4, 2013

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  • sebastian o.

    So does this start at 6:00 or 7:00? There is a mismatch between the agenda and the start time listed at the top.

    February 14, 2013

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