Wearable technology is experiencing a huge growth in popularity, both and in the healthcare and consumer sectors, and it is one of the most exciting and promising components of digital health technology. Devices that are currently available and those in development promise significant health benefits, but what is the evidence to back up the claims? How are consumer technologies and commercial advances being implemented in healthcare? What are the possibilities and challenges? How do we best distinguish between the hype and the hope, and what might the future hold? Join us for an evening of debate on this topic with some great speakers at the Oxford Martin School on Tuesday 2nd August 2016 at 6.15pm.
6:30pm Talks start
7:40pm Panel discussion
8:00 pm Drinks reception in the Wadham Room at the Kings Arms (across the road)
Mark Brincat, Head of Health Solutions at McLaren Applied Technologies
Mark is Head of Health Solutions at McLaren Applied Technologies, which is taking the knowledge, expertise and experience in Formula 1 racing, to deliver real and measurable results in healthcare. He has previously worked as Director for Healthcare Informatics at Pfizer, is also Director at Exco InTouch, which specialises in digital patient engagement and data capture.
Dr Aravind Ganesh, University of Oxford / Oxford University Hospitals - "Bringing Wearables to Clinic: How to Change the Game"
Aravind is a physician and clinical researcher specialising in neurology. He is a co-founder of The Self Care People, a startup providing remote patient assessment, monitoring and consultation solutions for healthcare providers. He previous co-founded a Canadian point-of-care decision-support venture, SnapDx. Aravind is a Rhodes Scholar, currently working with the University of Oxford's Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia.
Alexa Chan - "Reframing clothing as a vehicle for health interventions"
Alexa is a multi-disciplinary practitioner interested people, health and designing better lives. Working at the intersection of user-centred design, emerging technologies and systems thinking, Alexa reframes current contexts for future scenarios in order to develop new ideas that support the everyday. She recently completed her Master’s in Fashion Futures from the London College of Fashion, where her thesis on designing garment wearables for healthcare earned her the top Distinction award. Her work has since been presented at international health and design summits and published in medical journals. Alexa believes in creating a future that is optimistic, and is open to projects that contribute to this vision.
DHOx is generously sponsored by Global Initiative (http://www.global-initiative.com/), White October (https://www.whiteoctober.co.uk/), Isansys (http://www.isansys.com/), and Oxford Computer Consultants (http://www.oxfordcc.co.uk/)