Published on May 29, 2014
Trends in Digital Health and why you should care Michael Weber, May 2014
We are all getting older
2012 2050 2 billion people will be aged 60 or more by 2050 22 % of world population 10 % of world population 650 million 2 billion
Over the same period the number of people aged 80 or more will quadruple to million
And we are getting sicker
Over 860 million individuals worldwide are suffering from chronic diseases.
Individuals with diabetes worldwide (in millions)
Chronic diseases are representing of all annual deaths.
“For some countries, it is no exaggeration to describe the situation as an impending disaster; a disaster for health, for society, and most of all for national economies” - WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan
of health-care costs are related to chronic diseases
The annual economic impact on the U.S. economy of the most common chronic diseases is calculated to be more than ...
Many chronic diseases are lifestyle-related Deaths per year: 6,0 million 2,8 million 3,2 million 2,5 million Main risk factors: Tobacco use Unhealthy diet Physical inactivity Harmful use of alcohol
Today‘s health care systems cannot solve these problems
But can technology?
Digital Health is the convergence of the digital and genetics revolutions with health and healthcare. - Paul Sonnier
© Vancive Medical Technologies
Empower individuals and patients to better manage their conditions and life healthier lives.
Allow relatives and professional care givers to more accurately monitor and coach chronic disease patients and elderly individuals living independently
Lead the way toward a more personalized, precise and cost-efficient medical care
Quantified Self for nerds only?
23 © Nicholas Felton
Sensors are everywhere Detect Earthquakes Machine monitoring Aircraft navigation Auto-rotate displays Game input Activity Tracking Sleep Analysis
Avoiding training injuries
Walking the Walk Nike+ FuelBand
Heart rate, stress level and breathing at the tip of your fingers © Azumio
The Dash In-ear Computing
Wireless in ear headphone Waterproof Music player (1000 songs) Fitness tracking (steps, cadence, pace, rotation, g-force, turns) Body sensors (heart rate, heart rate variability, oxygen saturation, energy spent, body temperature) Distance Kickstarter funded $3,390,551
Putting diabetes patients back in control
Cellnovo diabetes management system
Proteus Chip-in-a-pill Improving the efficiency of existing pharmaceutical treatments
Low adherence is one of the biggest challenges in healthcare today Source: Andree Bates, „Ensuring Profitable Patient Adherence Programs“, Eularis, March 2010
CE mark 2010 FDA clearance 2012
Taking care of loved ones Helius Caregiver solution
Tailoring treatment to each person individually Digital Medicines Body Sensors Personal Genomics + +
Universality Interoperability Commercial availability Global reach Joy of Use Data Privacy What does it take?
Government Pharma companies Insurance companies Medical service providers Technology companies Start-ups Who will win this race?
From prorietary platforms to connected ecosystems
iWatch Healthbook (iOS8) NikeFuel software Nike+ platform
And who will you trust with your health data?
Michael Weber Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.twitter.com/mwinfo www.xing.com/profile/Michael_Weber19 www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=4449042 Digital Consultant Working at the intersection of business, design and technology to create innovation and change.
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