Pascal and Matthew will give you some thoughts about Health 2.0 in Europe and there will probably be a surprise or two in store.
Erik started his career in the pharma industry, where he honed his expertise in global marketing and sales. It was while working for Intervet when he saw the opportunity for Health 2.0 technologies. Now working for Synappz, Erik will demonstrate his company’s iP Voiding Diary, an app for the iPhone and iPod touch that discretely – and with cool infographics – records all fluid intake, and measures all urine output. Synappz is currently in talks with Depends on developing an app/diaper bundle.
Ken was at Ireland’s National Digital Research Centre when, with Trinity College Dublin and Parents Plus at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, he created SilverCloud. It’s a platform for a broad range of engaging computerized therapeutic programs from depression and anxiety to addictions. Ken also co-owns Pay Less Tax, an online tax return. Perhaps he’s planning a third venture — an online community for tax evaders?
For two years Valentina has been working on a research project for a PhD at Utrecht University about under-standing persuasive strategies for serious games. Currently she is working on developing “playful solutions to life problems”, helping design Playful Pandas “Blues Buddies” iPhone app. Depression is something we usually hide. But maybe there’s an app that will bring us closer to somebody in the same state of mind?
Shamus is CEO of Cambridge Temperature Concepts, a spin-o from the University of Cambridge. The company’s First product is DuoFertility, which helps women who have had difficulties getting pregnant do so more easily – whilst being affordable, totally natural and drug-free.
As well as being an entrepreneur, Alexander is a spine surgeon, PhD student, and teacher to medical students in Gothenburg. Somehow he’s managed to fit in living in seven countries and speaking six languages, all while building a cell-phone based dermatology service that we featured at Health 2.0 Europe in 2011 and in San Francisco last month.
Anna @anniegy has been working as a teen health blogger and online editor for KamaszPanasz since 2007. She also translates for the portal from English and German. KamaszPanasz is a Health 2.0 content site for teens which allows them to share experiences with each other and ask questions of physicians. Teens being teens, a lot of these questions are about sex, alcohol and drugs. Yes, Anna is fresh out of high school and and even though this is her third time Anna still has the distinction being the youngest presenter at Health 2.0!
Oddly enough there are some things we’d rather post on Facebook than talk about with people around us. Sexual health, mental health, addictions: we call these “unmentionables”. This session showcases a wide range of tools and apps designed to help with our health taboos.
Gangadhar founded and operates 4th Main Health, a mobile app developer and solution provider for chronic health conditions. Gangadhar has worked as an IT project and programme manager in the U.S. health, financial services, retail and hospitality industries for over a decade, but he’s here to show us the app, DiaLog.