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Wearables with Purpose: The Future of Healthcare

Jeanette Numbers  (Co-Founder & Principal, Loft)

Location: Center Stage

Date: Thursday, November 5

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Track: Center Stage

Vault Recording: TBD

What if wearables not only sensed the needs of the body, but acted on them, by delivering interventions such as micropulses, heating and cooling, and more? As the market for wearables explodes and customers simultaneously get more protective of their data (and their physical, on-body space), the wearables of the future will need to do more than just monitor & report, taking on advanced capabilities that drive positive outcomes. Founders, designers, and physicians have a shared responsibility to create technology that will improve people's lives. In this panel we will discuss the potential of wearables to shape the future of proactive healthcare; first by highlighting the intimate access wearables have to personal data, then diving deeper into the challenge of designing user/patient-centric devices, and finally acknowledging the market potential for proactive wearables.

Topics include:

  • An understanding of the evolving landscape of wearable healthtech, and the market potential for proactive devices
  • Consideration for the unique potential of wearables to improve patient lives, thanks to their proximity to the body and proactive intervention
  • Insight into how to design user/patient-centric wearable devices by 1) going beyond empathy and 2) taking gender into consideration



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