Tuesday, May 10, 2022
As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. From poultry and fruit to life-sized human mannequins, surgeons spend years practicing techniques before they enter the operating room. Yet every patient is unique, and it’s been virtually impossible to practice the particulars of an intricate surgery in advance — until now.
The team at Lazarus 3D is transforming preoperative care by allowing surgeons to rehearse surgeries in advance on realistic, 3D-printed models of an individual patient. Made with soft silicones and hydrogels that mimic human tissue, these models are ideal for practicing incisions and sutures — maximizing safety and driving better outcomes for patients and physicians alike. Learn more about this technology and its implications in this quick Lightning Talk with Lazarus 3D President and Founder Smirti Agrawal Zanevald.
Depression and anxiety rates climbed by more than 25% worldwide in 2020. Yet these numbers were already alarmingly high, with millions suffering from a range of anxiety and depressive disorders along with related struggles in addiction that often accompany these conditions. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) alone affects 7.7 million adults in the United States, approximately 3.5% of the population. Yet the standard of care for mental health diagnosis today is keyed to subjective questionnaires and conventional tests, which take hours to complete and depend solely on patient responses to form a diagnosis. For this and other reasons, millions of those struggling with depression, anxiety, and addiction go undiagnosed and untreated.
To help close this gap in care, Senseye is building a breakthrough diagnostic platform for mental health, starting with PTSD. Using computer vision technology, this tool allows clinicians to gather insights by tracking disruptions in the sympathetic nervous system through the eyes. CEO David Zakariaie will share his vision for the platform, which can be used remotely though widely available smartphone technology to inform a truly objective diagnosis in as little as 10 minutes.
Lightning Talk | Transforming Home Care Through Machine Learning presented by AWS Web Services, Inc.
Machine learning and behavioral analytics are transforming patient care in hospitals and clinics. Now, these same technologies are set to transform home care, as well. Through wearable devices and other sensors, ML-driven solutions can analyze data to spot when an individual’s behavior deviates from the norm, flagging providers who can intervene early and take appropriate action. And that’s just the beginning.
Amazon Web Services has been on the forefront of using voice applications to move healthcare out of primary health institutions and into homes. Amanda Goltz will cover how technology is adopted in healthcare, what other industries can learn from those innovations, and why healthcare needs pioneers in AI/ML and robotics. She will also discuss how to focus on prevention — even when there doesn’t seem to be a strong buyer in today’s healthcare system — and why that strong buyer doesn’t exist.
Healthcare in the wake of COVID-19 requires new ways of thinking about virtually every aspect of the U.S. healthcare system. An aging population. Chronic disease patterns. Accessibility. Equity. And of course, cost. So what does transformation really require?
Christy O’Gaughan led a global digital transformation during COVID, embracing three core tenets of transformation — the importance of unlearning, the ability to think several steps ahead, and the power of using your network to achieve greater outcomes. Lean in with Christy for her detailed perspective on what it takes and how to make it happen.
You don’t want to miss this Digital Health Track panel. Hear from four visionaries who are thinking — and acting — outside the box to create revolutionary solutions to improve health options and outcomes.
Technology has been the driving force behind unprecedented innovation in patient care. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated this trend and renewed focus on utilizing technology to expand access to care, particularly among underserved and high-risk populations. Hear these visionaries discuss what they and others are doing with AI/machine learning, wearable devices and other sensors, 3D printing, computer vision, and more to help transform patient care in hospitals, clinics, and at home.
The momentum in digital health is escalating, as the world adjusts to new, lasting realities. JLABS is driving the innovation required. Ever since it debuted in 2012, this incubator division of Johnson & Johnson has championed dozens of budding biotech companies that are innovating across digital health and other areas. Today, JLABS is a global network of open innovation ecosystems.
In this keynote, Fiona Mack shares insights on how JLABS provides tools, infrastructure, and mentoring to help startups take their ideas forward. She’ll showcase exciting activities underway, such as their virtual JLABS model, and talk about crucial efforts to empower innovators to incorporate health equity into early research.