To SXSW or not that is the question

The time is rapidly approaching when tickets for SXSW 2017 go on sale.  This means the time is rapidly approaching that I need to make the decision – do I go again next year, for my third time, or not. I went to SXSW for the first time in 2015 (you can read my postsContinue reading “To SXSW or not that is the question”

#SXSW- Wearables: saving lives and improving outcomes

I recently submitted my proposal to speak at SXSW next year on “Wearables: saving lives and improving outcomes” and the public voting on proposals starts today.  It would be a dream to speak there but I know the competition is stiff so I have all my fingers and toes crossed and will be asking everyone toContinue reading “#SXSW- Wearables: saving lives and improving outcomes”

SXSW – an awesome journey – grand finale

Needless to say after Day 2 Sunday was a bit of a wash out!  I did have some interesting conversation with some German entrepreneurs at the German house but that was about it.  Both Monday and Tuesday were however more eventful.  For starters there was a lovely lunch with the #hcsmeu gang, by now also includingContinue reading “SXSW – an awesome journey – grand finale”

SXSW – an awesome journey – Day 2

After Day 1, Day 2 of SXSW started as planned.  I got my shuttle in extra early and wondered around Austin for a little before heading to my first session #brainhack.  This was a session led by two professors from DARPA.  Immediately we were all engaged.  Our first speaker was not only a highly interestingContinue reading “SXSW – an awesome journey – Day 2”

SXSW – an awesome journey – Day 1

A few years back I heard about South by SouthWest for the time. I did not really have any desire to go – it did not seem relevant to a health digierati like myself. Rather I thought it was more for film and music buffs and total techy geeks. I did not think there wouldContinue reading “SXSW – an awesome journey – Day 1”

J&J strikes gold … and ignores it

So I was meant to write a summary of SXSW but I wanted to write about a post I saw today on J&J’s Facebook about autoimmune diseases (and in case you can’t be bothered to scroll through Facebook here the post on the J&J blog).  There were a couple of things that struck me. FirstContinue reading “J&J strikes gold … and ignores it”

When a restaurant ignores your gluten allergy

I am very open about the fact that I have an autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s, and I try to do my bit to help educate others about this disease, and other autoimmune diseases.  I feel as an educated patient, who works in digital health, I am well placed to do so and to a degree feelContinue reading “When a restaurant ignores your gluten allergy”

Wearables – worth the hype?

Today I went for my regular swim with my Poolmate watch and found myself very frustrated when yet again I found that it was not counting my laps correctly.  I presume I am probably like quite a few wearable owners in that I do not really use all the functions of my wearable device butContinue reading “Wearables – worth the hype?”