The Alan Turing Institute

Turing Lecture: How smartphones and wearable technology can help in the care of chronic illnesses

An invitation to rethink how wearables and AI can assist in low resource healthcare

Learn more Add to Calendar 10/10/2018 06:00 PM 10/10/2018 08:30 PM Europe/London Turing Lecture: How smartphones and wearable technology can help in the care of chronic illnesses Location of the event
Wednesday 10 Oct 2018
Time: 18:00 - 20:30

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General
£8

Event series

The Turing Lectures

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In this talk, Stephen Friend will propose a way of using smartphones and wearable technology to help in the care of those with chronic conditions, such as Parkinson’s, diabetes, arthritis, and dementia. Stephen suggests giving those suffering from these conditions the chance to pause, reflect and share, in order to build a system of guidance and support based on direct objective data with insights by and for each other. When augmented by an AI approach, this data could enable the forecasting of symptom changes for individuals and offer health guidance that rests on empowerment. This approach is well suited to the care of those with chronic conditions in the UK, and in very low resource areas worldwide.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and a complimentary drinks reception. 

Speakers

Stephen Friend

President and Founder, 4YouandMe, Chairman and Co-founder, Sage Bionetworks and Visiting Professor University of Oxford

Location

Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE

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