Changing healthcare with open source wearables – Presented by Wouter Heijnen, Totem Open Health

Wouter Heijnen

Changing healthcare with open source wearables – Presented by Wouter Heijnen, Totem Open Health at The Internet of People Event which will take place on December 15, 2016, Designhuis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

In our presentation we introduce you to a new way of thinking about ownership, research, data gathering and product development and we show the impact of funding from organisation like SIDN for a project like Totem. Around the world, economies are challenged to maintain an affordable and sustainable healthcare system. At Totem we view healthcare as a social system. And to make this system work and to keep it affordable, healthcare tools must also be developed in a social system. We believe that healthcare can be changed by the adoption of open source technology, in both software and hardware.

About Totem Open Health 
Totem stands for an open source ecosystem and privacy by design as the core principles for research and application development in the healthcare industry. With our products, we developed two devices that through their wide ranging applications constitute a paradigm change in both healthcare solutions and research.

About Internet of People Event
The Internet of People Event will take place on December 15, 2016, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The conference will focus on the following topics:

  • Interaction between things and humans
  • The Human Internet vs the Machine Internet
  • People as peripherals
  • Big Data; New open standards for personal data
  • Social impact of connected devices
  • Internet of Brain
  • Security and Privacy
  • Ethical issues
  • Cloud intelligence
  • Cognitive computing
  • Wearable Technology and Application
  • Technology developments: Human body signal collection/ Biometric Sensors/ Improved human interface

IoP = IoT + the ’WOW’ factor, The Human

In the following years we will see an entirely new Internet emerging, as the Internet unleashes itself from the creators’ intentions and develops in transformative ways. Humans are shaping the future of this new human Internet.

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