Session ID: 
236

How the Connected World Empowered My Daughter

11:30am - 12:00pm Thursday, March 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W207C

Description

When Bodo’s daughter Lorelei became paralyzed, the two worked together to build her a robotic exoskeleton arm brace – without any prior experience. Then they shared their work so others could build one too. Stuck in the hospital, with doctors unable to provide reasonable solutions they set out to create their own. After researching options, they decided to try to build a robotic exoskeleton arm brace that would attempt to pick up signals from her damaged motor neurons and use those as a control signal for the exoskeleton. The hope was that through continually encouraging her to send signals to her paralyzed arm, as if it worked, would increase the chances her arm would heal. With no idea how to build it, they reached out to communities of experts in various fields. In Germany and South Africa they found electronics experts, In Canada, they found mechanical experts, at Google, they found machine learning experts, in the end, hundreds offered their advice and together they developed a completely open solution. And now Lorelei can move!

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how digital health innovations is empowering patients
  • Recognize how the personal stories might affect the way you interact with patients or providers
  • Describe your own story of digital health innovation in a patient care setting

Speaker(s)

Founder,
Dev4x

Continuing Education Credits

CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience

CIO/CTO/CTIO/Senior IT
Investor/Entrepreneur

Level

Intermediate