New MITEF NW Research Report: Baby Boomers Will Play Key Role in Adoption of Personal Connected Health

At MITEF NW, we strive to educate our region's entrepreneurial and technology business community about emerging opportunities by providing access to timely topics and trends. And the topic of our Jan. 19th MIT Enterprise Forum to be held at MOHAI in Seattle – Boomers, Technology & Health: Consumers Taking Charge – could not be any timelier as our nation’s first baby boomer turned 65 on New Year’s Day!   

This event is based on research based on more than 50 interviews conducted with industry thought-leaders between September and December 2010. We have summarized these key findings in a report that is available for download at http://www.mitwa.org/resources. The report reveals that U.S. baby boomers will play a key role in the adoption of tech-enabled health products for personal use, though entrepreneurial opportunities targeting connected health lie outside of the heavily regulated diagnostic sector of the healthcare industry. 

To learn more about emerging opportunities in this field, join us on January 19th to hear our panel of expert speakers, moderated by Frank Catalano, discuss from both a social consumer standpoint and a technology lens how various technologies will come together to deliver personal connected health solutions for baby boomers: 

  • Jay Bartot, Co-founder and CTO, Medify
  • Clayton Lewis, Venture Capitalist and Partner, Maveron
  • Marc Pierson, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Information and Quality, PeaceHealth
  • John Sherry, Director, User Experience Design, Intel Corporation
  • Tandy Trower, Founder and CEO, Hoaloha Robotics  

Register for the event by January 9th and save $20: http://bit.ly/etb0KW