Science Center events give members of Greater Philadelphia's innovation ecosystem the opportunity to convene, network and learn.
Patient-Generated Data: Value-Add or Fashion-Fitness Fad?
Fitbit, Apple, Dexcom…pretty much every medical device coming onto the market today now tracks and outputs data on its user. For many, this is just fun to have (“I did WHAT in my sleep?”), but for patients, this data can literally be life or death. The concept isn’t new; for years, patients with cardiovascular conditions have worn heart monitors at home and diabetics have kept logs of their blood sugar. What’s changed is that the variety and volume of data is growing astronomically in the age of Bluetooth and smart phones. And most of this data flows straight to the cloud with little or no human intervention. Come hear two experts debate the pros and cons of this avalanche of patient generated data, and how providers are adapting to it as part of the new world of health care.
Highlighting Philadelphia innovators of past and present, visit interactive activity stations along the innovators Walk of Fame that will allow participants to connect science and art. Experiment with flavor while learning about chef and restaurateur Michael Solomonov, create and test (paper) aircraft designs in the spirit of helicopter engineer Frank Piasecki, and discover the six female programmers behind the world’s first digital computer through hands-on coding challenges.
Innovation for Social Change: A Venture Cafe Experience, powered by Quorum
Social needs can’t be addressed by maintaining the status quo. Change requires a holistic exploration of the people, policies and issues surrounding a problem – and a willingness to think beyond existing circumstances.
Innovation for Social Change will focus on the people invested in movements and will take a deep dive into the ideas and businesses developing scalable, systems-
RAIN convenes the community that supports Greater Philadelphia's innovators and entrepreneurs. From coworking spaces to accelerators and incubators, the RAIN network members help grow the region’s innovation ecosystem.