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Data, health and me: the future of people-powered healthcare


Monday, 17 March 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Smart phone cameras are also heart rate monitors. Contact lenses can measure blood sugar levels. We are moving into an era when we can all collect physiological data about ourselves. 

At the moment we unconsciously give away data about our behaviour, whether that’s through website cookies or supermarket reward points.  But what will happen when big data gets physical? Can we use this as an opportunity to make conscious decisions about where and how our data is analysed? Could this rich, new data set revolutionise the way we are understand human health and wellbeing? 

But what motivates patient-led data sharing, and how could a people-powered health system do more to encourage and respond to these motivations? How could it deliver more sophisticated tools for prevention, participation, diagnosis and medical treatment?  

Through a series of interactive sessions, Nesta invites policymakers, designers, researchers and the data science community to explore the future of personal data collection and its transformative potential. We’ll be imagining different ways to harness value of data we collect about our own bodies.  This event will be set a decade in advance, and will develop stories about the future to broaden public debate about the value of harnessing this data that we collect (often unknowingly) about our own bodies.

Please note: Registration will open at 09:30 with the event starting at 10:00 prompt.  The event will close at 16:00 with networking drinks until 17:00.

Do you have questions about Data, health and me: the future of people-powered healthcare? Contact Nesta

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1 Plough Place
EC4A 1DE London
United Kingdom

Monday, 17 March 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Nesta is the UK's innovation foundation. We help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. We do this by providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills. We are an independent charity and our work is enabled by an endowment from the National Lottery. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833. For more information, please visit:

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