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Body Computing: The Future of Networked Humans

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Join Dr. Leslie Saxon in a compelling discussion of body computing and the future of wearable and embedded technology. Find out what happens when networked humans dynamically connect to better control and manage their health, lifestyle, devices, machines, homes, climate and personal information. We will discuss how wireless and mobile devices - worn, and/or implanted in human bodies - may someday connect us to everything, from Dr. Jones to Dr. Dre. You’ll hear about technology at work in ways that were once unimaginable, as body computing shapes the future of healthcare, lifestyle management and communication. We’ll highlight key areas of development and research that are driving the future direction of dynamic new technologies and discuss future applications for body area networks. Part of the IEEE Technology for Humanity Series.

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Leslie Saxon

Exec Dir/Founder

USC Center For Body Computing

Dr. Leslie Saxon is the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and preventing sudden cardiac death. She had a storied research career at UCLA, UCSF, and-for the last nine years-at the University of Southern California. Dr. Saxon has completed over 100 publications in various medical journals.
Besides running USC's division of cardiology, Dr. Saxon is the executive director of the USC Center for Body Computing, a digital health innovation and research center. At the USC CBC she brings together various USC schools, including Cinematic Arts and USC Athletics, to help create the future of digital medicine. The USC CBC also works with leading brands, including Samsung and BMW, to develop digital health solutions. Often quoted in the press, Dr. Saxon was recently profiled on Dr. Sanjay Gupta's CNN program "The Next List," which profiles leading innovators.

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