Harnessing the Internet of Healthy Things

Joseph C. Kvedar1

  • 1Connected Health at Partners HealthCare



Keynote Sessions


14:45 - 15:15 | Thu 27 Oct | Main Auditorium | KS-5

Keynote Session 5


By 2020, experts predict that more than 20 billion everyday objects will be able to capture, receive and share data via a vast, interconnected global network linked together by inexpensive sensors, GPS and ’the cloud.’ Just around the corner, real time biometric data will be automatically captured and used to learn more about the impact of lifestyle on chronic diseases and wellness, and ultimately change behavior to improve our health. Using real-world examples, observations and recommendations from his new book, The Internet of Healthy Things, Dr. Kvedar describes the phenomena driving this trend and the business opportunities that arise from it. Dr. Kvedar will share his observations as a 20-year veteran in the field, as well as insights on consumer behavior; ways to design personal health devices and platforms that make the health consumer experience more compelling and addictive; and strategic advice for providers, developers, startups and entrepreneurs.

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