Wireless and Mobile Applications to Empower Patients

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Healthcare IT news Singapore, 8 March 2012 – The 2nd Annual Wireless Healthcare Asia Summit 2012 will be taking place in Singapore from 23 – 24 April 2012.

The widespread adoption of wireless mobile technologies is increasingly empowering patients to proactively track his or her biometric health information and then transmit usable data into personal health records to doctors, care coordinators or loved ones. These technologies are at the forefront of the changing face of healthcare. With Asia's aging population and the growing burden of chronic diseases, there is an unprecedented interest to tap into wireless technologies and introduce a new era of medical devices and healthcare delivery.

This Summit brings together leading healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers and pharmaceuticals, mobile operators, wireless access providers, network & system integrators, application  & software developers, regulators, academics and R&D professionals from Asia, Europe, US and Middle East, to discuss challenges and issues critical to the changing healthcare landscape for 2012 and beyond.

Key applications to be discussed at the Summit include remote diagnostic & monitoring, self diagnostics, management of long term medical conditions, clinical information systems, data gathering for public health, hospital administration & supply chain management.

Some of the speakers at the Summit include Professor Anthony Cass, Research Director, Bionanotechnology at Imperial College of London, Dr Manosh Kumar Bose, COO, Apollo Hospitals Group, Dr Mehdi Khaled, VP of Healthcare & Life Sciences with Oracle Corporation,  Daljit Singh, President of Fortis Healthcare, Thierry Zylberberg, EVP & Head of Orange Healthcare Div of France Telecom,  K J Kim, Research Professor at Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Prof Michio Kimura, Director of Medical Informatics at Hamamatsu University School of Medicine & Kathryn Ng, Director of Singapore Health Services.

The Summit’s Platinum Sponsor will showcase Metria™ Wearable Sensor Technology* platform which is poised to have a significant impact on the future of healthcare. Deepak Prakash, global market segment manager, Avery Dennison Medical Solutions said: “With the platform's proprietary sensor technology, user interfaces, skin-friendly adhesive chemistries and manufacturing processes, we have laid the groundwork for a new generation of remote monitoring.”

The CEO of the conference organizing company, Magenta Global Pte Ltd, Singapore, Ms Maggie Tan, said: “Innovative mhealth applications have the ability to transform healthcare – from increasing the effectiveness and reducing the cost of healthcare delivery, improving the effectiveness of public health program, managing and treating chronic illnesses and keeping patients out of hospital beds.” She further commented that “the new generation of smartphones with greater computing, storage and data processing power and greater sensor interfaces provide powerful tools for the healthcare industry.”

The event will be held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. Magenta Global Pte Ltd

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About Magenta Global - Organizer

Magenta Global Pte Ltd is a premier independent business media company that provides pragmatic and relevant information to government & business executives and professionals worldwide. The organization provides the opportunity to share thought-provoking insights, exchange ideas on the latest industry trends and technological developments with thought leaders and business peers. With a strong focus in emerging economies especially in Africa, Middle East & Central Asia, Magenta Global works in partnership with both the public and private sectors. www.magenta-global.com.sg

About UPnP Forum – Supporting Organization

Formed in 1999, UPnP Forum is an industry initiative of 950-plus members that work together to define and publish UPnP device control protocols providing simple and robust connectivity among consumer electronics, intelligent appliances, computers and mobile devices from different vendors. For the past decade, UPnP Forum has led the industry in driving development and adoption of these standards and promoting interoperability for IP-based networked devices through its certification and logo program.

About Avery Dennison Medical Solutions – Platinum Sponsor

In the years ahead, we'll see a greater emphasis on preventing disease before it starts. One emerging technology will be critical in enabling this important change: wearable sensors. By monitoring the vital signs of patients wherever they are, wearable sensors track key information and bring it where it's needed most. From sports and fitness to clinical diagnostics, wearable sensors could have a significant impact on the future of healthcare.

Today's devices are complex and difficult to use. They're uncomfortable, often relying on wires to transmit information. And they can be prohibitively expensive for the patients who need them. That's why Avery Dennison Medical Solutions is building the Metria™ Wearable Sensor Technology platform of patch-based wearable sensors that focuses on patient comfort, discretion and cost.

Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY), brings more than 30 years of expertise to the development of innovative technologies for medical applications. Our work aims to address unmet needs of medical device manufacturers, clinicians and patients in segments including wound care, vascular access, surgical, ostomy and wearable sensors. Our diverse product portfolio is in daily use at medical facilities throughout the world. Learn more at www.medical.averydennison.com/Metria.

*Metria Wearable Sensor Technology products have not been evaluated by Regulatory Agencies. Metria features sensor technology from Proteus Biomedical.

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