THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation will celebrate its annual Woman of the Year luncheon on April 25, 2019, at the Jonathan Town Club honoring Dr. Leslie Saxon. Established in 1962, THE MUSES support and promote the California Science Center Foundation and its educational programs for youth, including the California Science and Engineering Fair, the Science Center’s Youth Curators, and the Hands-On Science Camp. Through scholarships, financial investments, and volunteer participation, THE MUSES helps provide many hundreds of underserved children and young adults with access to STEM education and engagement. Each year THE MUSES select a woman or women who have made outstanding contributions in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Previous recipients include Wanda Austin, Gwynne Shotwell, Jane Goodall, Edith Head, and Ray Eames, among many others.Read More
BOSTON – JAN. 8TH, 2019 – During the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sports Innovation Lab, a market intelligence firm for sportstech, today launched the first-ever Leadership Boards for the sports industry. Each Leadership Board addresses a specific challenge facing sportstech and then convenes thought leaders to collaboratively solve for the issue, under the independent guidance of Sports Innovation Lab. The inaugural Leadership Board is focusing on athlete data, with the goal of creating measurement standards that athletes, teams, leagues, and sportstech companies can integrate into future initiatives.Read More
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced the formation of a new Cyber-Health Information Technology Advisory Board as part of an ongoing effort to support cybersecurity innovation and bolster advanced technology industries. The advisory board will be led by the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing and will include representatives from industry and education cybersecurity experts.
"California's entrepreneurs and innovators are on the cutting edge of technologies that will redesign everything from how we commute, grow our crops and manage our health," said Panorea Avdis, Director, Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development. "Cybersecurity is a critical core component of all of these growth industries, and we are partnering with education and industry experts to ensure data is secure and protected."
The USC Center for Body Computing will lead the advisory board with its founder and executive director, Leslie Saxon, MD, serving as chair. The advisory board will work to help further identify, define and communicate the cyber risks versus benefits associated with health IT solutions. The board will also identify existing collaborative processes that can help enhance the overall cybersecurity position for healthcare technology, before developing pilot projects to address gaps and test solutions.Read More
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC) began a new tradition at its annual gathering of digital health thought leaders at the USC Global Body Computing Conference by creating awards that recognize a trailblazer, Dr. Dave Albert founder of AliveCor, and a corporate innovator, Abbott, a company dedicated to building a new healthcare. The USC CBC also awarded $10,000 to the winner of its 11th annual SLAM competition, recognizing a multidisciplinary team proposing a program for veterans with PTSD using Lyft and mobile digital health tools.Read More
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first study to look at motivators for consistent or increased activity engagement among fitness tracker wearable users was published in the NEJM Catalyst (New England Journal of Medicine Group) from research conducted by the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC) and VSP Global's innovation lab, The Shop. The innovative study, using a prototype of VSP's unique Level™ smart glasses, found interaction with social networks and use of digital coaches via a smartphone app connected to a biometric sensor embedded in eyeglasses provided incentive for users to increase activity, including an average 20-25 percent spike in daily steps when prompted by a digital coach.Read More
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, September 22, the University of Southern California(USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC), part of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, will curate conversations to provide a comprehensive understanding of how digital health is touching every aspect of our lives – from performance, behavior and decision-making to medicine, cybersecurity, the military, sports and public policy –at its 11th annual Body Computing Conference (click link to register).
Thought leaders across a broad spectrum come together for the one-day summit to offer local, national and global perspectives on the evolving convergence of health and digital technology. Speakers will shed light on a wide range of topics including the California-led cybersecurity initiative in health IT and L.A.'s 2028 Olympics plan to transform the Olympic Village into a connected health space. The event also includes demonstrations and discussions on the impact of unique wearable sensors to track personal fitness, enhance elite athletic performance and train the next generation of warfighters. And panelists will debate and advocate for the power of digital health tools to be able to combat the critical global issue of diabetes or build on-demand transportation safety nets to address the rapid rise in our aging population.Read More
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether it is wearable sensors, artificial intelligence or a new app that fosters creativity, improves productivity and instills happiness and health, the 11th annual competition hosted by the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC) asks entrants to envision the modern workplace as a hub of health data collection.Read More
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week in the nation's capital the Bipartisan Policy Centerconvened thought leaders in national security and health care including Leslie Saxon, MD, cardiologist at Keck Medicine of USC and executive director of the USC Center for Body Computing, for a panel discussion, "Cybersecurity and Medical Devices: Assessing Risks and Strategies for Overcoming Them."Read More
On Friday, October 9th, 2015, the University of Southern California hosted the 9th Annual Body Computing Conference. Attendees heard from leading experts about how digital health and virtual/augmented reality are poised to radically disrupt healthcare delivery.Read More
The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC) and Medable Inc. has launched an Instagram-like app called Biogram that lets users embed heart rate data into a photo distributed to social media via a photo-sharing network. Developed using ResearchKit, the Biogram app will help researchers better understand how publicly sharing biometrics influences personal relationships and experiences in a social community.Read More
Virtual reality, wearable technology, artificial intelligence - the dawn of the technological revolution in healthcare is here. Some of the latest medical innovation were highlighted Oct. 9 at the ninth annual USC Body Computing Conference, a daylong summit focusing on the bridges between medicine and technology.Read More
They didn't sleep. But they did dream big. During an overnight event held at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, teams of biomedical engineers, computer scientists, physical therapists and even toy designers took part in "Hacking Virtual Medicine," a design, development and coding marathon that challenged participants to create virtual reality healthcare solutions for patients and providers.Read More
When Hoby Darling became Skullcandy’s president and CEO in 2013, he was tasked with turning around a company that was in the midst of a serious decline: The headphone brand that had once been all the rage with skateboarders and indie music fans suffered a 30% plummet in sales and share prices that had been on a downward spiral since the company went public in 2011. But Darling, a Crossfit devotee and Ironman competitor, is not afraid of a good challenge.Read More