CES 2016 brought together technology leaders and innovators from around the world for the annual conference, which has become the global stage where new and innovative technologies are presented to the world. The event was held in Las Vegas January 7-9, and featured keynote presentations from leaders at IBM, Netflix, and GM.
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, which produces the annual event, opened the conference by sharing his vision of our increasingly connected world, as “billions of intelligent products and services are now woven into the daily fabric of our lives.
“I see a world with connected devices that are constantly learning and discovering new ways of doing everything; improving the way we live,” Shapiro said.
While CES spans the entire tech space, the focus on healthcare innovations continues to grow.
In an article by Forbes.com contributor Jennifer Hicks, entitled Driving Healthcare Transformation With Connected Tech At CES, Philips Senior Vice President & Digital Technology Leader, Liat Ben-Zur, says that IoT and increasing amounts of available data are breaking down long-standing technology barriers between personal devices, hospitals and healthcare providers, and the home. As a result, Ben-Zur says, healthcare will become more personalized, and patients will be more empowered to take control of their personal lifestyle, health, and general wellbeing.
“This consumerization of health and the explosion of data are compelling the healthcare industry to innovate and embrace new thinking and approaches that provide better, more affordable care,” Ben-Zur explains. “In the future, we envision a world where patients and caregivers stay connected to each other, and clinicians will be able to work together more effectively to customize treatment plans for an individual’s specific needs.”
Read the full article, Driving Healthcare Transformation With Connected Tech At CES.