LiveWorx 19 featured a plethora of content geared toward those in the medical device and life sciences industry. Attendees learned about new technology solutions and methods that support the transition to connected medical care, personalized and precision medicine, and health care outcomes as service, among other important topics. Below are links to PDFs for some of the top sessions from the Life Sciences Track. Click here to access the full LiveWorx 19 Content Archive, featuring over 200 session pdfs and videos in 18 different tracks and specialized content areas.
Melissa Burke, Director, Business Development, SIMPeds and Jeffrey Jacobson, SIMEngineering Project Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital
Augmented Reality (AR) has the potential to transform the way healthcare organizations train staff and engage patients and their families in clinical settings. In this session, we will look at how AR- based training can be helpful in clinical settings, drawing on lessons learned in other industries. We will describe the medical procedures and processes most in need of improved training, identify the priorities hospitals care about, and provide practical guidance on how to work with medical professionals. Throughout, we will use examples from our work at Boston Children's Hospital. Finally, we will outline opportunities for collaboration with authors of AR-based training software and other AR innovators.
Marc Horner, Principal Engineer, Healthcare, ANSYS, Inc.
Creating a digital twin of a device, process or patient is improving outcomes. These dynamic software concepts will serve as proxies for billions of individuals and monitoring devices by the end of the decade. Are you ready for the cultural shift that will come to healthcare as digital twins and the Internet of Things (IoT) dramatically changes the face of medicine?
Juan Asenjo, Sr. Solutions and Partner Marketing Manager, nCipher Security and Brian Smith, VP of Sales, Device Authority
What if cybercriminals breach a hospital network or, worse, a medical device you depend on for survival? Could the device administer a lethal dose of medication? Medical device cybersecurity or security for the Internet of medical things (IoMT) got a publicity boost in recent years due to white hat hackers demonstrating how easy it can be for them to breach connected devices, including insulin pumps, pacemakers and IV pumps. With ever-increasing numbers of smart medical devices being deployed, one has to wonder: Can we trust these devices to be legitimate? Are they being authenticated and authorized? Will they perform their tasks as prescribed? Is patient data and privacy always protected? Deploying smart medical devices with confidence requires that the integrity of devices, the software they run, and the data they collect is maintained across the entire system. It also requires those responsible for delivering the services to always remain in control of the processes at all times.
John Nosta, Founder, NOSTALAB – a digital health think tank
Technology and its vital role in civilization is no longer an option, it’s an imperative. One of the world’s leading experts will take a look at his human transformation and reveal insights that can rock our world and save our lives. John Nosta, the #1 ranked health tech influencer and frequent contributor to Forbes, Fortune, Psychology Today and Wired, will explore today’s world and look back 100 years to see how these changes are nothing new, but the nature, implications, and speed of this current dynamic is profoundly different and consequential. John will present technology with a practical and philosophical perspective that supports adoption from consumer to clinician. Less a speech and more a personal one-on-one TED talk, John instills a sense of excitement and enthusiasm in his audiences that moves hearts and minds. We’re at an inflection point in human history and we need to fasten our seat belts. It’s going to be a great trip and John Nosta can help set us all on course for life extension, life expansion and one heck of a ride!
Regina Au, Principal, New Product Planning, BioMarketing Insight
The remote monitoring medical device market is growing rapidly due to advances in technology and the healthcare industry moving towards preventive medicine. The line between fitness device and medical devices have blurred and what is/are the drivers for both markets? We will also cover which segments of the remote monitoring medical device markets are growing and why. In order to bring a successful remote monitoring device to market, there are many factors that need to be considered in developing a product and why AI and cybersecurity play such an important role.
These are just some of the sessions from the Life Sciences Track. Be sure to visit the LiveWorx 19 Archive to see all of them.