Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA

Society conference sessions

Intelligent things—driven by software and made smarter by network connections—are poised to change the world. They have the potential to provide services more efficiently and less expensively, and to solve some of the most difficult problems our society faces—from helping the elderly stay in their own homes longer to conserving energy or improving air quality. Sessions in the Society track shows you how to build products and services that improve our communities, personal health, and the world economy.

1:15pm–1:55pm Thursday, 06/25/2015
Location: Fire House
Marcelo Coelho (Marcelo Coelho Studio / Alike)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Marcelo Coelho, Principal, Marcelo Coelho Studio Read more.
2:05pm–2:45pm Thursday, 06/25/2015
Location: Fire House
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Igniting an emergent movement within the fields of health, medicine, and mindfulness, the presenters describe technological inventions that support creative self-care and care of others in full, embodied, and restorative approaches. With a combination of field overview and design demonstrations, they call into action an evolution of our approaches to technologies for health. Read more.
2:55pm–3:35pm Thursday, 06/25/2015
Location: Fire House
Daniel Kaufman (DARPA)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
This talk explores the current perception of cyber and information today, offers a glimpse into what it really is, and which six impossible things we can believe before breakfast. Read more.
4:35pm–5:15pm Thursday, 06/25/2015
Location: Fire House
Brad Younggren (Mobisante)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
This presentation is an overview of the current state of the digital health revolution, specifically as it relates to medical devices. We will discuss where we are in 2015 for regulatory oversight and changes we might see in the future; and give examples of connected devices that can or will be available for purchase that will empower people to create a patient-centered healthcare model. Read more.
5:25pm–6:05pm Thursday, 06/25/2015
Location: Fire House
Ross Atkin (Ross Atkin Associates)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
Two case studies (one domestic and one ‘smart city’) illustrate processes that can be followed to design Internet of Things products that make life easier for disabled people, an area of enormous potential for the technology. This talk covers the process from ethnographic research through concept articulation, prototyping, and field trials. Read more.