2:05 - 3:35 pmSaturday, September 28
Plenary Hall
Health data in context: how smartphone-based lifelogging applications can unlock value from wearable wireless medical devices
Plenary Hall
Health data in context: how smartphone-based lifelogging applications can unlock value from wearable wireless medical devices
CTO, Pokitdok
Cofounder, Spree
Co-Founder, Misfit Wearables
Vice President of Research and Development, Jawbone
CEO and President, A.R.O., Inc.
We argue that smartphone-based lifelogging apps may hold the key to unlocking clinical value from wearable wireless medical devices. By using ordinary smartphones instead of specialized hardware, we believe... Read more

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We argue that smartphone-based lifelogging apps may hold the key to unlocking clinical value from wearable wireless medical devices. By using ordinary smartphones instead of specialized hardware, we believe that a new generation of lifelogging apps can capture the contextual information necessary to interpret variance in the health data collected by wearable devices.

ABI Research predicts that more than 100 million wearable wireless medical devices will be sold to consumers annually by the year 2016. (Currently available devices include the BodyMedia Fit armband, the Jawbone Up, the Zeo Sleep Monitor, among many others.) While these devices can provide medical professionals with rich new sources of high-quality, longitudinal data on patients, it is currently unclear how data from these devices will be used in a clinical or diagnostic setting.

In order to take full advantage of the veritable tsunami of data that these devices will provide, we believe practioners will need access to new tools that will allow them to:

(1) search large amounts of device data for key indicators,

(2) identify and label important events in the device data automatically,

(3) visualize patterns in device data for easier data analysis and diagnosis, and

(4) correlate trends in device data with other data streams, such as patient histories and/or clinical data.

We believe that a new kind of smartphone application -- namely, lifelogging apps -- will help healthcare professionals accomplish all four of these tasks.

Following a rich body of work in ubiquitous computing, lifelogging apps seek to record and archive all of the relevant information about a user's life. By tapping into a wide range of sensors embedded into a smartphone, lifelogging apps passively record everything a user sees and hears -- as well as all of the places they visit and activities they engage in -- with little to no feedback required from the user.

But that's not all: many of today's smartphone apps are also able to capture data from wearable medical devices, as well. While lifelogging has been shown to have benefits for preventative medicine and promoting desired behavior change, we expect that lifelogging apps that can correlate events in a user's life with physiological cues recorded from wearable devices will have the potential to effect even greater change.

Ted Tanner is a Serial Entrepreneur with extensive experience ranging from startups to public corporations. Focused mainly on growth scale computing he has held architect positions at both Apple and Microsoft. He has held instrumental roles in several start-ups, including digidesign (IPO and acquired by Avid), Crystal River Engineering (acquired by Creative Labs), MongoMusic (acquired by Microsoft) and BeliefNetworks (acquired by Benefitfocus). He is on the IAB for the University of South Carolina Computer Science Department as well as the Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning at the University of Tennessee. He also holds a Top Secret Clearance.

He holds several patents in the areas of datascience, signal processing, copy protection, semantics.

 

Sonny Vu, PhD is the co-founder of Misfit Wearables, makers of wearable sensor products for wellness and medical applications. He is also the co-founder of AgaMatrix, which made the world¹s first hardware medical device (a glucose meter) that works with the iPhone, winner of the Red Dot Design Award, and has sold over 1 billion biosensors for people with diabetes. Previously, he was CTO of a software start-up where he invented a number of machine learning-assisted natural language processing technologies. He studied math (BS) at UIUC and linguistics (PhD) under Noam Chomsky at MIT.

Ivo Stivoric, an innovator and visionary in multi-sensor wearables who is internationally recognized for his role in developing today’s consumer body monitoring category, is Jawbone’s Vice President of Research and Development. He is responsible for expanding Jawbone’s proprietary wearable and sensor technology into new health and wellness arenas for both consumer and healthcare applications.

As a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of BodyMedia, acquired by Jawbone in 2013, Ivo has been a pioneer and leader in the development of wearable computing and wearable body monitors since 1999. His work has led directly to over 90 patents, broad adoption of wearable computing devices for consumer lifestyle management as well as medical research, and one of the largest living databases of raw and real-world human sensor data on the planet with more than 500 trillion sensor points collected and analyzed over 14 years.

Those achievements culminated in EE Times 40 honors as one of 40 innovators building the foundation of the next-gen electronics industry. Ivo’s background also includes serving as a co-founder of the Interaction Design Studio at the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, and co-director of the awardwinning Mobile + Wearable Computing Design Studio at the Engineering Design Research Center – both at Carnegie Mellon University.  He holds an M.S. in Interaction Design with a concentration in Integrated Product Development, and a B.F.A. in Industrial Design with a concentration in sculpture, both from Carnegie Mellon.

Andy Hickl is an innovator in machine learning, large-scale data processing, ubiquitous computing, and natural language processing.

He previously served as CEO and Chief Scientist of Language Computer Corporation, a Dallas-based natural language processing company. He was also CEO and co-founder of Swingly, a Web-scale answer engine, and Extractiv, a high-performance content harvesting service.

He now serves as President of A.R.O., Inc., a Seattle-based startup. A.R.O., Inc. builds apps that can help users lead happier, healthier, and generally more amazing lives. It believes mobile apps should be positive forces for change — whether that’s changing one’s own habits or taking small steps to make the world a better place to hang out in for a while.

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