San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In the February 2015 Digital Health Innovation Forum, KC Digital Drive will take themes of innovation, connectivity, and consumer-engaged health and look at a significant trial in the Kansas City area. This project directly connects consumers with health care providers through in-home monitoring and provides consumers with the means for engaging more deeply in managing and improving their own health status.
KEYNOTE: MARJORIE SKUBIC, CERT
Our keynote speaker, Marjorie Skubic, PhD, will address the ability for consumers and providers to move from effective monitoring to active engagement as a result of the next-generation fiber-optic broadband available in the Kansas City area.
Dr.Skubic is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a joint appointment in Computer Science, at the University of Missouri and Director of The Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology (CERT). The Center already has demonstrated the possibilities for improving health outcomes through unobtrusive, continuous monitoring of individuals via in-home sensors which provide continuous assessment of health changes based on each person’s individual activity patterns and baseline health conditions. Now the team is underway with efforts to build this approach into an innovative, interactive, health care service.
The Center’s team includes an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and students who are focused on investigating, developing, and evaluating technology to serve the needs of older adults and others with physical and cognitive challenges. This diverse group represents Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Physical Therapy, and Health Informatics.
The current project is supported by a National Science Foundation / US Ignite Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER). Such grants are directed toward creation of next-generation Internet applications that provide transformative public benefit.
FEATURED SPEAKERS: Katie Boyer and Greg Corpier, Telecare Global
In support of Marge’s discussion, we also will have a presentation from one of the collaborating teams in the EAGER-funded project, Greg Corpier and Katie Boyer of Telecare Global. They will offer a perspective on some of the in-home enabling technologies and strategies associated with the project, as well as other innovative opportunities they are seeing in the marketplace for these kinds of approaches.
Greg is lead developer and co-owner of worldwide technical patents (pending and issued) related to telehealth and telecare integration, artificial intelligence and automated personal mobility. Katie is a graduate of medical and geriatric studies from two universities. She has had numerous leadership and consulting positions, launching and growing hospices, home care agencies, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing and healthcare technology companies.
Be sure to join KC Digital Drive for this rousing discussion of real-world applications that reach directly into the home!
5:30 - 5:45 - Arrival and networking
5:45 - 7:00 - Presentations
Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided free of charge.
PARKING/ENTRANCE: Street parking is available. Enter on North side of building, via alley. If no one is at the door, ring the buzzer for entrance.
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KC Digital Drive
KC Digital Drive is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making Kansas City a digital leader to secure our economic prosperity and improve the quality of life of all people in the region.