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Young Sohn Samsung #MWC14 #mHealth


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  • 1. Accelerating Innovation in Connected Health Young Sohn President and Chief Strategy Officer Samsung Electronics 25 Feb 2014
  • 2. 2 What People Want Good Communications:  Simple, infinite bandwidth, free Good Entertainment:  On demand, anywhere Good Security:  Safety, quick response to emergencies Good Health:  Education, fitness,  Personalized medicine
  • 3. 3 Time ConsumerAdoption Next Gen Devices May Enable Preventive Health Gen 1 - Last 5 yrs Phone Apps Gen2 - Today Fitness Devices Gen 3-New Era Wearable Sensors Location and motion via phone Wearable dedicated fitness devices Connected sensors and algorithms for actionable preventive health
  • 4. 4 366M people with diabetes (2X in 30 yrs) Trends Driving Up Health Costs … Technology May Help 1.2B people >60 by 2025 Chronic Conditions >30% of expenditures are waste Source: PWC, McKinsey, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reduce costs in healthcare System Inefficiencies Aging Populations Need for technology solution to help Mobility 20X reduction in cost >100% mobile penetration
  • 5. 5 State-of-the-Art 1983 Gordon Gekko Wall Street Vintage “Brick” Phone  Cost: $3,995  60 minutes talk time  28 ounces  21 buttons  10 hours charge time  0 advanced sensors
  • 6. 6 30 Years Later – Cheaper, Lighter … and Smarter Gesture Sensor Proximity Sensor Gyro Sensor Accelerometer Geomagnetic Sensor Temp & Humidity Barometer Hall Sensor RGB Light Sensor Current Generation Smartphone  20X lower cost  17X talk time  6X lighter  One front button  9 advanced sensors
  • 7. 7 Combine diverse technologies and disciplines to enable preventive health Algorithms Preventive Health Our Vision Semiconductor and Hardware Cloud & Big Data Mobile Behavioral Science Healthcare
  • 8. 8 Samsung Committed to Improving Health S-health Health and Medical Business in 2009 EMR solutions Hospitals and clinics for 20 years Life and health insurance since 1957 Other medical devices, in-vitro diagnostics
  • 9. 9 open Platforms open Innovation Accelerating Preventive Health in 3 Ways accelerate Validation
  • 10. 10 Open Innovation for Disruptive Technologies Challenges to overcome… Increase battery life Reduce size for better comfort Non-invasive, accurate sensors Insight from data
  • 11. 11 Open Platforms for Wearable Sensors and Data Lack of standard architectures and interfaces for wearable technology
  • 12. 12 Wanted: a hardware ecosystem that enables new technology to be easily integrated Open Platforms for Wearable Sensors and Data
  • 13. 13 Open Platforms for Wearable Sensors and Data Data fragmented User cannot control Can’t access or share Lack holistic picture Need insights, not just data Data in Silos Lifestyle HabitsCalendar Location Exercise Air Quality Sleep
  • 14. 14 Open Platforms for Wearable Sensors and Data Any input, consolidates and translates Platform for analysis User in control: All your data in one place working for you Wanted… An Open Data Platform that brings it all together All My Data Lifestyle HabitsCalendar Location Exercise Air Quality Sleep
  • 15. 15 Samsung-UCSF Partnership to Accelerate Validation of New Technologies ValidationOpen PlatformsOpen Innovation Algorithms Noninvasive Sensors Low Power Open Data Platform Open Wearable Sensors Platform
  • 16. 16 Call to Action Join Us to Accelerate Preventive Health Innovation: Contact us at Promote open innovation for sensors and algorithms Develop open platforms for sensors and data Validate new technology with global partners
  • 17. Thank you.