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Emerce eDay 2015 - Amal Graafstra - Biohacking Humanity

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Emerce eDay 2015 - Amal Graafstra - Biohacking Humanity

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Emerce eDay 2015 - Amal Graafstra - Biohacking Humanity

  1. 1. The Future of Wearbles Amal Graafstra @amal / amal@amal.net
  2. 2. …is implantables!
  3. 3. Natural tool users
  4. 4. Not much has changed
  5. 5. “Tamagotchi Effect”
  6. 6. Medical Device Compliance • “Unfortunately, I cannot always get my mother to wear her personal emergency response system (PERS) device. In particular, she tends to take it off before she takes a shower.” • “My son simply refuses to wear his heart monitoring device. We’ve tried everything to get him to wear it, but after a few days he just stops putting it on.”
  7. 7. Key Stats on Patience Compliance • 75% of adults are non-adherent in one or more ways(2) • The economic impact of non-adherence is estimated to cost $100 billion annually(11). • Studies have shown than non-compliance causes 125,000 deaths annually in the US(7), leads to 10 to 25 percent of hospital and nursing home admissions, and is becoming an international epidemic. References 1. The New York Times June 2, 1998 2. Smith, D., Compliance Packaging: A Patient Education Tool, American Pharmacy, Vol. NS29, No 2 February 1989 3. Standberg, L.R., Drugs as a Reason for Nursing Home Admissions, American Health care Association Journal, 10,20 (1984). 4. Schering Report IX The Forgetful Patient: The High Cost of Improper Patient Compliance. 5. Oregon Department of Human Resources, A study of Long-Term Care in Oregon with Emphasis on the Elderly March 1981. 6. Hayes, R.B.NCPIE Prescription Month, October 1989 7. National Council for Patient Information and Education. 8. Rosalynn Carter Institute of Georgia Southwestern College. 9. Parade Magazine, 1/29/95. 10. Med Ad News February 2010 11. New England Healthcare Institute
  8. 8. Non-compliance with an implanted devices is nearly impossible.
  9. 9. BIOHACKING
  10. 10. WHAT IS BIOHACKING?
  11. 11. trans·hu·man·ism tranzˈhyo͞omənizm/ noun 1. an international movement with the goal of fundamentally transforming the human condition.
  12. 12. RFID & NFC TRANSPONDERS
  13. 13. Subdermal Solar Can we use traditional solar technology for in-vivo energy harvesting?
  14. 14. Biocoating
  15. 15. Incision
  16. 16. Tissue Separation
  17. 17. Panel Insertion
  18. 18. m31 biomagnet
  19. 19. Thank You Amal Graafstra @amal / amal@amal.net Biohackers democratize biotech.
  20. 20. Who wants an upgrade?

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