Smart Body, Smart Conference: Health 2.0 comes to Middle East
- United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, November 28 - 2012 at 10:38
- PRESS RELEASE
Wearable technology or health trackers are all the buzz lately, with no less than three major product launches in the last month. One of those companies is Misfit Wearables.
Misfit is focused on developing great wearable products: things that a lot of people would wear all the time for a long time.
A pioneer in the emerging world of wearable sensor technology, the company is making products and services in the consumer health and fitness space to inspire people be more active and develop healthy habits.
The Misfit wearable Shine, a new elegant all-metal disc with a beautiful halo of lights will be seen for the first time anywhere in the Middle East at Health 2.0 Middle East Dubai.
The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading global showcase of cutting-edge innovation transforming health care delivery models globally.
The conference will be held the 27th and 28th of January, 2013 at the stunning Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
In August, an IMS report predicted that the wearables market would be worth a minimum of $6bn (Dhs22.1bn) by 2016 with continuous glucose monitoring as the dominant health care category. Wearables, as they are called, "Will transform our lives in numerous ways, trivial and substantial, that we are just starting to imagine" said Sarah Rotman Epps, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research for the sector.
Conventional wisdom suggests that software platforms will inevitability drive the hardware and holds the key to consumer adoption. Wearables' success depends on backing from one or more of the big five software platforms — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.
One of the conference sessions will explore the wearables landscape and should be one of the most extensive ever developed and held in the region. Looking at how wearables are being used by consumers, patients, and physicians to gain valuable information that can be used in overall wellness and disease management programmes.
Health 2.0 Middle East - Dubai is the premier conference dedicated to how Web 2.0 and social media are transforming healthcare systems in the Middle East. The conference brings together professionals in the converging industries of healthcare, the internet, mobile applications and social media to address how Web 2.0 and mobile technologies revolutionize both healthcare delivery and treatment.
Kenneth Seymens, the Managing Partner of MedicaIQ and the Health 2.0 Middle East Partner was recently asked, "Why convene a healthcare conference a day before and the first day of Arab Health?"
He replied, "We get that question a lot. Health 2.0 isn't just another healthcare conference, after thirteen successful conferences across the globe, Health 2.0 has become the place to see and be seen for global leaders in health care technology and innovation. Arab Health is an excellent medical equipment exhibition. However, it's not a health innovation show, full stop."
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