Bring Music, Dance and Art to Health Tech Innovation
Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Westin Austin Downtown
310 E 5th ST
Join us for dance warm up at 9:15am. Behavior change is the toughest challenge in healthcare, patients and elders suffer from both physical fatigue and severe stress. They are often homebound due to safety concerns and compromised immune systems, triggering isolative depression. Caregivers are more likely to get sick as well. Research shows Creative Arts Therapy improves cancer patients’ Quality of Life by 50% and reduces pain by 59%! Dance reduces the risk of dementia by 76%. The panel will discuss published medical studies on health benefit of art (music, dance, art), and use empathy and design thinking to bring them to health tech innovation to create effective healthy behavior change.
Founder & CEO
Amy Li is Founder of Dance4Healing, an integrative health startup inspired by her own fight against stage IV cancer, a partner for Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program. Rooted in neuroscience, D...Show the rest
Amy Li is Founder of Dance4Healing, an integrative health startup inspired by her own fight against stage IV cancer, a partner for Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program. Rooted in neuroscience, Dance4Healing is a social platform connecting dance teachers to patients, using artificial intelligence and behavior design to recommend personalized music and dance, dance buddies and patient groups based on real-time emotion and health data, alleviating mental & physical pain, and improving quality of life. Please watch this 2 minute video: http://youtu.be/-bJ4uGJSOFQ
At age 12, Amy won first prize in a county-wide speech contest. She performed in big theaters, and MC’d many educational and corporate functions. This gave her a lot of confidence and made her believe she can accomplish anything in life. In 2007, she climbed Mt. Whitney; in 2011, she ran a marathon; in 2012, she fought cancer; in 2013, she conquered cancer.
Amy is a graduate from Singularity University, known for empowering future leaders to use technology to positively impact the world. A UX and branding leader and expert for global brands such as Yahoo, AT&T, VW, HTC, and Playstation, built/led UX and creative teams in design agencies and large tech companies. A frequent speaker on UX discipline, innovation and the future of design. Her app Have2P was awarded “App of the Week” in the New York Times, featured in Gizmodo and many major tech blogs, and praised as third on the list of 11 Coolest App ever. A director of Humanity+, an international non-profit advocate using technology to expand human capacities. Her non-profit work was mentioned by TIME magazine, and featured in major Chinese media.Hide the rest
Partner, Design for Health
Dennis Boyle is a Partner and a founding member of IDEO. Dennis helps lead the Design for Health domain for IDEO. Design for Health is the side of IDEO’s business that works with clients in the med...Show the rest
Dennis Boyle is a Partner and a founding member of IDEO. Dennis helps lead the Design for Health domain for IDEO. Design for Health is the side of IDEO’s business that works with clients in the medical and consumer health-care industries to develop innovative products, services and strategies.
Dennis is a consulting assistant professor at Stanford’s d.school, where he’s taught courses on product design, engineering design, and human factors design, as well as design for sustainability and creativity. He established and co-teaches “Design for Healthy Behavior Change” at the d.school, a course that draws students from each of the university’s graduate schools. In this class students are placed on teams that work directly with individual patient-volunteers to build healthy behaviors in order to avoid or slow the onset of long-term chronic illnesses.
Dennis holds a BS in mechanical engineering, with an emphasis on industrial design, from the University of Notre Dame and an MS in product design from Stanford.Hide the rest
Dr Steven Eisenberg
Dr. Steven Eisenberg completed a medical oncology and hematology fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center, Vincent T. Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. After training, he co-founded c...Show the rest
Dr. Steven Eisenberg completed a medical oncology and hematology fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center, Vincent T. Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. After training, he co-founded cCARE, California’s largest medical oncology practice. He's dubbed the 'CEO' at cCARE, Chief Empathy Officer. Dr. Eisenberg is the author of the upcoming CPR for the Soul: How to Jumpstart Your Heart And Wake Up to Your Life. His research publications include articles on novel therapies for cancer and his special interests are breast cancer, cancer prevention, patient engagement, and new healthcare technologies. He was one of the first graduates of FutureMed at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. Building upon his expertise in healthcare technology, he joined the faculty of Singularity University's Exponential Medicine program and joined the ranks of the world's top medical innovators.
Dr. Eisenberg is triple-board-certified (Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology) and sees private patients in San Diego. He’s had numerous hospital best bedside manner wins and he was the first recipient of the Dr. Emanuel Fliegelman Humanitarian Award for the doctor exhibiting highly compassionate care during residency. After graduating from Singularity University, he co-founded Workup, Inc., a startup in the oral cancer treatment adherence space, for which he serves as Chief Medical Officer. Also known as the singing oncologist, Dr. Eisenberg co-writes songs with amazing individuals living with cancer through Lyrical Life, a passion project of his that was featured on NBC's TODAY show. Steven hosts the internet's top outlet for health information, innovation, and inspiration -- The Dr. Steven Show. His guests include A-list healthcare luminaries, thought leaders on the future of medicine, and celebrity health & wellness trainers.Hide the rest
The Change Agency
Sydney Skybetter is a technologist, choreographer, and writer. His dances are regularly performed around the country, most recently at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Boston...Show the rest
Sydney Skybetter is a technologist, choreographer, and writer. His dances are regularly performed around the country, most recently at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Boston Center for the Arts, Jacob’s Pillow and the Joyce Theater. As a Founding Partner with the Edwards & Skybetter | Change Agency, he has consulted on issues of change management and technology for The National Ballet of Canada, Barnes & Noble, New York University and The University of Southern California, among others. He lectures on everything from dance history to cultural futurism, and is a frequent speaker at Juilliard, Dance/USA, and Harvard University. He is a regular contributor to The Clyde Fitch Report, and is an Artist in Residence and Public Humanities Fellow at Brown University, where he researches emerging human computer interfaces within immersive reality systems. He is the founder of the Conference for Research on Choreographic Interfaces (CRCI), which convenes ethnographers, anthropologists, speculative designers and performing artists to discuss the choreography of the Internet of Things. He produces shows at Joe’s Pub and OBERON with DanceNOW[NYC], recently received a RISCA Fellowship in Choreography from the State of Rhode Island, and was the first to get the word “Frak” in print at Dance Magazine.Hide the rest