Panel Discussion: How technology is evolving the healthcare industry

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Event Details

The proliferation of new technologies across the health and wellness space promises to revolutionize our healthcare experiences. We’ve already seen widespread adoption of tracking apps and wearables by millions of people. But what is the reality of these technologies? What is the next evolution? And what is the real impact that current and future technologies will have on healthcare?

Our carefully selected, expert panelists will provide a view into the current state and future direction of healthcare technology. Join projekt202 at the The Livestrong Foundation for a robust and lively panel discussion about how health technology can impact behavior change and improve health outcomes, how wearables will evolve to provide more value, and how technology will become further embedded with the human body to augment our abilities.

Drinks and appetizers will be provided.

6:00-6:30pm Meet & Greet
6:30-6:45pm Introduction from Peter Eckert, Co-Founder and CEO of projekt202
6:45-8:00pm Panel Discussion & Q/A led by Kijana Knight-Torres, Principal Experience Researcher for projekt202
8:00-8:30pm Networking

About our Panelists:

Kyle Samani, CoFounder and CEO, Pristine
Pristine powers smart glasses in clinical use for greater efficiency, increased quality, and hands-free telemedicine. Prior to starting Pristine, Kyle worked at VersaSuite, a company that builds electronic medical records (EMRs) for hospitals. He spent three years there: one year in engineering, one year in sales, and one year in product management. At VersaSuite, he learned how to build, sell, and deploy enterprise software into complex work environments. He started Pristine immediately after the general availability of Google Glass in May 2013. At Pristine, Kyle is responsible for fund raising, setting the vision and strategy, recruiting executives, and sales.

Robin Krieglstein, Behavior Design Consultant
Robin is a member of the Stanford Behavior Design Lab with Dr. BJ Fogg. He has specialized in applying behavioral psychology to technology for over 25 years as a designer, developer, founder, and consultant. Robin founded the Design Group at LeapFrog Toys; founded the first gamified, goal-achievement social network; has consulted for over a dozen Fortune 500s; and did health behavior design at Badgeville for brands like Kaiser, Oracle, Jillian Michaels and Bob Greene. He holds a BA in Computer Science with a focus on Educational Software Design from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Richard MacKinnon, Founder and Executive Director, BorgFest Human Augmentation Expo.
Rich is creating the world’s first festival for cyborgs—to celebrate and support those among us whose bodies and identities have changed—largely from trauma, degeneration, or disease, but also electively. Rich wants to shape the culture induced by the fantastic changes brought about through the rapid technological achievements in health and life sciences. When we provide a prosthetic, for instance, we are no longer replacing lost capability. We are catalyzing a remade identity which may be more empowered than it was before. The story is moving beyond disability to bionic legs, but he believes we need to remain focused on our ability to dance.

Pär Axelsson, Director of UX Research, FloSports
Pär is the Director of User Experience Research at FloSports, Inc here in Austin, TX. He has over 10 years experience in UX and Human Factors research, across a variety of products and services, in different domains. In early 2014 he was diagnosed with Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (LADA), which is a rare form of Type 1 diabetes. After a few months of insulin treatment using regular injections and finger sticks several times a day, he has now moved to using an Omnipod Insulin pump and a Dexcome Continuos Glucose Monitor, which both are attached to his body. This allows him to administer insulin and monitor blood glucose wirelessly via a PDM, which has eliminated the need for injections, significantly reduced the number of daily finger sticks, and thus made it easier for him to manage his condition. The only downside is that each device requires a separate handheld device and, consequently, his pockets are always very full.

Hosted by:

The LIVESTRONG Foundation
The LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now. For 18 years, the Foundation has provided a voice of the cancer survivor and directly served more than 2.5 million people. LIVESTRONG answer survivors’ questions, tells their stories, and helps them live their lives through direct service, advocacy and inventive partnership models. In 2014, the Foundation launched its boldest enterprise yet –the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. The Institutes will be a pioneering approach to patient-centered cancer care designed by survivors to deliver the best teaching practices and the greatest collaborative research to serve the cancer community.

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