Bringing Clinically Accurate Data into the Hands of Consumers for the First 1000 Days of Life
Julien Penders Bloom Technologies
The biggest determinant of lifelong health is the period from conception through the first 1000 days of life. Yet pregnancy and postpartum remain the land that science forgot. Technology used in the hospital has not changed in forty years. Technology used at home is unreliable or simply unavailable. Moms-to-be crave more information. Doctors crave better evidences. The convergence of mobile, wearable tech and machine learning, combined with a growing consumer involvement in their own health, creates an unique opportunity to address the needs of expecting moms and their care team.
This talk will take the audience on a journey to bringing clinically accurate data into the hands of consumers. A journey to deliver answers to people’s most profound questions about health and wellbeing, while enabling a radically new, consumer driven, approach to clinical discovery. We’ll go through the good and bad of current solutions, what needs to improve technology-wise, how business models need to evolve, and how to navigate medical device certification when walking the line between consumer and medical worlds. We’ll illustrate the challenges related to consumer-generated data, and in particular how to balance the inherent low quality data collected in free-living environments with the massive amount of data being collected. We’ll discuss how to leverage machine learning to extract new knowledge from this new, consumer generated, data.
The conclusions derived from prenatal health extend to other endeavors sharing the same mission to empower individuals with their own health while contributing to generate new knowledge thru consumer-generated data. Data on this scale has never been possible before. Consumers hold the key to large and comprehensive datasets that will unlock a more rapid identification of biomarkers of health and currently intractable health complications. This is the future of medicine.