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Talks by: Tim O’Reilly, Astro Teller, Dan Barry MD PhD, Eythor Bender, Thomas Goetz, Michael Gillam MD, Roni Zeiger MD, Andrew Hessel, Daniel Kraft MD, Lucien Engelen, Todd Brinton MD, “Did You Know” about the Future of Medicine
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Tim O’Reilly discusses the progress of cutting edge technology, collective intelligence, the consumer internet and their implications for the future of healthcare.
Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. Over the years, Tim has built a culture where sustainable innovation is a key tenet of business philosophy. His active engagement with technology communities both drives the company’s product development and informs its marketing.
Dr. Astro Teller, co-founder and chairman of the board of BodyMedia discusses using body monitoring to enable feedback loops and effect positive behavior change.
Dr. Astro Teller is currently Director of New Projects for Google, working to help the company explore new potential business areas. Astro is also co-founder and a current Director of Cerebellum Capital, Inc, a hedge fund management firm whose investments are continuously designed, executed, and improved by a software system based on techniques from statistical machine learning. Astro is also co-founder and a current Director of BodyMedia, Inc, a leading wearable body monitoring company.
Dan Barry MD PhD, roboticist, NASA physician and three-time Space Shuttle Astronaut discusses autonomous robots, moving towards to an artificial intelligence control, robots assisting with mobility, and robotic companionship.
Dan Barry is a physician, roboticist and 3-time Space Shuttle Astronaut. He was a contestant on Survivor, and now serves as head of faculty for Singularity University, and CEO of DanBar robotics. Click here for Dr. Barry’s complete NASA Bio.
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Eythor Bender discusses Ekso, a brand new exoskeleton that uses a convergence of technologies, designed to get a person out of a wheelchair and walking again.
Eythor Bender is the CEO of Ekso Bionics (formally Berkeley Bionics), which augments humans with wearable, powered and artificially intelligent devices called exoskeletons or “wearable robots.” User of the HULC (Human Universal Load Carrier) can carry up to 200 pounds for hours and over all terrains. eLEGS, an exoskeleton for wheelchair users, powers paraplegics up to get them standing and walking.
Thomas Goetz talks about feedback loops and using evidence from personal, quantitative and relevant data make people more aware of their actions in order to help them make better decisions about their health in the future.
Thomas Goetz is the Executive Editor of Wired. Recent cover stories he has written include “Your DNA, Decoded”, “The Truth About Cancer”, and “The Thin Pill”. Previously, Goetz was an executive editor at the Industry Standard, a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal and The Village Voice, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Details, Rolling Stone and other publications. His book The Decision Tree: A Manifesto for Personal Health was published in February 2010 by Rodale Books.
Roni Zeiger, MD on clinical trials and moving beyond practicing medicine that is only evidence based.
Dr. Roni Zeiger is Chief Health Strategist at Google where he leads efforts in health search and related health projects. He earned his MD at Stanford and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He has written and edited several medical textbooks and has published articles on topics including continuing medical education, clinical decision support tools, and searching for health information on the web. Roni also created a tool called Diagnosaurus which helps clinicians remember the possible diagnoses for given symptoms — the smartphone version of this tool has been used by more than 100,000 medical students and physicians.
Michael Gillam MD discusses exponential growth and the rate of adoption from medical discovery to making it into the clinic.
Michael Gillam MD, is Director of the Microsoft Medical Media Lab (M3 Lab), an incubation lab for next generation healthcare informatics technology. He is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who completed his residency training at Northwestern University. Dr. Gillam was Director of Research for Azyxxi. Prior to Microsoft, he served as Director of Research for the National Institute for Medical Informatics in Washington, D.C. Dr. Gillam also served as the Informatics Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and taught at Northwestern University School of Medicine.
Andrew Hessel discusses the future of synthetic biology and genetic engineering.
Andrew Hessel is a speaker, consultant, and catalyst for open source synthetic biology. He is faculty and co-chair of the biotechnology and bioinformatics track at the Singularity University, and co-founded the Pink Army Cooperative, which crowdsources cancer therapies.
Daniel Kraft, MD discussed the rapidly developing field of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist and innovator, and serves as Executive Director of FutureMed. He completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford University, where he conducted post-doctoral research in stem cell biology & served on faculty at the Stanford Institute of Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine. Amongst numerous inventions, he is the inventor of the MarrowMiner, a minimally invasive device for the harvest of bone marrow stem cells.
Lucien Engelen talks about patients being embraced back into the healthcare team.
Lucien Engelen as founding Director of the Radboud REshape & Innovation Centre of the Radboud University Medical Centre (RUNMC). This center will follow or create trends, translated idea’s into practice and vast progress in what he calls Participatory Health.
Todd Brinton, MD talks about the Stanford Biodesign Program, which is the combination of an academic program with real world experience.
Dr. Brinton is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Lecturer in Bioengineering at Stanford University. He is an attending interventional cardiologist at both Stanford University Medical Center and the Palo Alto VA Medical Center. He is also the fellowship director for the program in biodesign innovation and co-director of the graduate class in biodesign innovation.
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