How could access to information overcome obstacles to HIV treatment in emerging markets?
Two-thirds of the world's population does not have ready access to the Internet. Fortunately, widespread efforts under way are changing this landscape, such as Facebook's Internet.org.
As an example, HIV patients face stigmas, poverty and other social barriers limiting their access to quality care. As people in emerging markets around the globe come online and experience newfound access to information, how can we use technology to help them understand diseases like HIV and why proper treatment is key to having a healthy future?
How can information collected by Microsoft Band 2.0 be used to paint meaningful "health pictures?"
Consumer wearable technology is a huge market usually associated with wellness and physical activity. But the expanding capabilities of these devices are providing ever-richer insights into wearers' true states of health.
The Microsoft Band 2.0 has many next-generation sensors not available in other similar devices. These include a: Tri-axis accelerometer, gyrometer, barometer, ambient light, skin temperature and capacitive sensors, microphone, built-in GPS and continuous optical heart rate monitor.
Via a Microsoft Kinect, how can we expand on its capabilities to enrich its use in telemedicine?
Telemedicine is rapidly changing the way healthcare is delivered. When in-person consultations are impossible or impractical, telemedicine allows doctors to communicate with their patients through video and text messages from thousands of miles away.
Microsoft's Kinect device already is being used as a telemedicine device, connecting doctors with patients for fitness tracking, physical therapy, pre- and post-surgery support, autism screening, virtual group therapy, blind and deaf patient support and more.
How will your voice change healthcare in the future?
Many people do not have access to or are not comfortable with using smartphones, tablets or computers. This is one of the primary concerns with using technology to drive medication adherence or remote care in the home.
Several new devices, such as Amazon's Echo, are bringing voice computing technology into the home. As voice recognition becomes more pervasive in the computing world, how can it be used to transform care pathways and patient health management?
How can we better understand the state of "access" in the world?
With the enormous amount of data from a host of different organizations available on the Internet today, we now are able to gain new insight into the state of world health and understand patients like never before.
How can we leverage public datasets and application programming interfaces (API) to build insights and visualizations on which diseases are most burdensome to patients, hospitals and global economies?
All different participant skill sets are welcome. However, this is an event focused on building, and each participant will be expected to contribute to the development of a working app, so each team should have at least one experienced developer.
Participants are free to come and go, but spending time on-site is highly encouraged. If you leave for the night, you cannot return to the building before 6 a.m. the following day. We encourage you to bring a sleeping bag or pillows and blankets if you plan on spending the night with us. Don't forget your toothbrush!