The intersection of technology, health and wellness: Digital Health Summit at 2014 International CES

Billions of dollars will be spent on Digital Health over the next few decades by a tech-enabled adult population and by medical institutions. The pace of innovation in the Digital Health arena outpaces all other areas of tech innovation. The doctor is now literally “in your pocket.” 2014 International CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will be a platform to see the intersection of technology and wellness at the Digital Health Summit, a market-specific TechZone focused on the intersection of technology, health and wellness, will showcase more than 65 exhibitors with solutions for diagnosing, monitoring and treating a variety of illnesses.

The summit will highlight games that reinforce healthy behaviors, body sensors that let people take more responsibility for their health, revolutionary programs employers are implementing using digital health, real-time
medicine monitoring and more. Hot topics of discussion will include: The Bionic Man, The Radical Hospital, How Digital Health Saved My Life and Beyond Wearable—It’s Invisible.

According to Consumer Electronics Association’s 2014 5 Technology Trends to Watch, as the aging Baby Boomer population requires more health care and support, devices that can monitor their health and safety are garnering attention and growing capital investment. A 2013 CEA survey found that one-third (33 percent) of mobile device owners have used their devices to track some aspect of their health in the last 12 months. In 2014, the Digital Health Summit will focus heavily on consumers’ growing demand for high-tech health services as they play an increasingly more participatory role in their own health.

At the close of the conference on Thursday, January 9 a special award ceremony will take place to
announce the winners of the inaugural Everyday Health Awards for Innovation, honoring outstanding achievement in health and wellness technology innovation.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced the 40 percent growth of the digital health footprint at the 2014. The 2014 CES will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.