Talk Date: 11/2009
TED Posting: 02/2012
You can use your smartphone to find a local ATM, but what if you need a defibrillator? At TEDxMaastricht, Lucien Engelen shows us online innovations that are changing the way we save lives, including a crowdsourced map of local defibrillators. Lucien Engelen is a technologist and innovator who is working to put patients into the healthcare team
I would like to talk to you about why many e-health projects fail...the most important thing of it is that we stopped listening to patients.
This is my WiFi scale. It's...very simple...And every morning I hop on it...it sends my data through Google Health...And it's collected by my general practitioner...so he can see what's my problem in weight, not on the very moment...but also looking backward. But there's another thing...I've got more than 4,000 followers on Twitter...before I'm in my car, people start talking to me, "I think you need a light lunch today, Lucien."
...that's the nicest thing that could happen, since this is peer pressure...used to help patients -- since this could be used for obesity...to stop smoking...But...also...used to get people from out of their chairs and...work together in some kind of gaming activity to...control...their health.
Make techniques that are easy to use and start with this to embrace patients in the team. And you can do this with techniques like this, but also by crowd-sourcing.