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These Keynotes Explore New Technology and Approaches to Healthcare

 - Jul 25, 2013
These fascinating keynotes examine innovations in healthcare, including new technology as well as medical discoveries that have shed light on specific diseases or conditions. These healthcare innovation keynotes explore breakthrough technology that will help detect diseases sooner. Some of these speeches also explore smartphones as medical tools and cost-effective medical supplies for third world countries.

Speaker Jane Chen has created a low-cost incubator that looks much like a sleeping bag. In her keynote, Chen highlights the fact that this product is portable and ideal for use in third world countries.

In the 'Detecting Pancreatic Cancer' keynote, 15-year-old speaker Jack Andraka discusses his new test for early detection of pancreatic, lung and ovarian cancers. These types of cancer have low survival rates because they're difficult to detect in the early stages. Andraka's paper strip test is quick, accurate and cost effective. It will detect these cancers in patients early on, drastically improving the survival rate.

Innovator Lucien Engelen discusses smartphones assisting users in locating the nearest automated external defibrillator in the event of an emergency. Since the vast majority of individuals own cellphones, it makes sense to use them to help save lives.

For more exciting advances and innovations in healthcare, view the keynotes featured in this collection.