LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, Sept. 28, the USC
At the conference, data will be shared from a landmark study on the impact of wearable sensors and software in assessing the success of military training at Camp Pendleton. Initial results of a USC study sponsored by AARP Foundation investigating links between free ridesharing and senior health outcomes will also be shared. Speakers at this year's conference include leaders from the Pentagon, top policy centers, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ESPN, Sage Bionetworks, Google, Abbott and EVelozcity, including:
"The integration of digital health in our lives is inevitable, and the progress that has been made since we met last September is remarkable," says Leslie Saxon, MD, founder and executive director of the USC Center for Body Computing. "This conference aims to accelerate this momentum by fostering and supporting disruptive innovations, research and dialogue. I'm particularly excited about our work on how the data generated by digital health solutions impacts individual and societal security."
Every year in conjunction with the conference, the CBC also hosts a SLAM Competition inviting multidisciplinary teams to solve a new problem using digital health tools. This year, the competition will focus on how technology can address a current health care problem and creating solutions that are patient-centric. Competition entries are currently open, and letters of intent must be submitted online by Aug. 31. Winners of the SLAM Competition will be announced and recognized at the Body Computing Conference and awarded a $10,000 prize. For more details on the SLAM Competition, visit uscbodycomputing.org/2018-slam-competition/.
The day-long conference has a rich tradition of gathering the most influential leaders in digital health, including key players from venture capital, government and policy bodies and innovative companies to partake in compelling discussions that help foster partnerships, investments and research projects.
For more information about the 12th Annual Body Computing Conference, visit uscbodycomputing.org/2018-bcc.
About the USC Center for Body ComputingThe USC Center for Body Computing (CBC) is a digital health research and innovation center that is creating technology-driven health care solutions for a modern age. Collaborating with inventors, strategists, designers, investors and visionaries from health care, entertainment and technology, the CBC serves as a national leader on digital health and wearable technology. One of the nation's first university-based centers to focus on digital health solutions, the CBC was founded in 2006 at the Keck School of Medicine of USC by Leslie Saxon, a USC-trained cardiologist and internationally renowned digital health expert.
For more information, go to uscbodycomputing.org.
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