Join us at GIANT HEALTH for the WEARABLE WELLNESS Track, curated by Thrive Wearables

Nov 21- 22, 2018 | Chelsea FC Stadium London UK


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On the 22nd November, Thrive Wearables will be running a packed schedule of speakers and interactive panel discussions at the Giant Health Event, and will be opening the debate on what happens next as we reach a level of maturity and advancement in Wearable Technology. This shift is opening up enormous opportunities for industry-wide disruption and reformation and will usher in an exciting time for health and wellness technology innovation.

This year, Giant Health 2018 is adding an important new module to our annual festival of health tech innovation; the Wearables Wellness track, run by Thrive Wearables. Data is more crucial than ever in healthcare, and wearables provide a cost-effective and centralised source of data for the healthcare domain. The expanding global wearables market is fast becoming an essential aspect of healthcare, and GIANT Health 2018 is proud to be highlighting this with a valuable whole day conference programme.

Barry Shrier

Founder , Giant Health

Wearables Wellness Track Schedule

November 22, 2018

Find us in Donna Strickland Room (Clark Suite), F4

09:15 – 09:30 am


Introduction to Track


Jacob Skinner
CEO, Thrive Wearables

09:30 – 10:15 am

Keynote 1

Pushing the Boundaries in Assistive Technology


Stephen Hicks
Co-Founder, Head of Innovation, OxSight

10:15 – 11:00 am

Keynote 2

Disrupting Rehabilitation

A story of radial change in the NHS. A transformation project that got national recognition for providing excellent digitally support rehab advice for patient recovering from simple injuries. Turning the hospital healthcare hierarchy upside down. A service that not only improved patient outcomes and satisfaction but saved money for the NHS with zero start-up budget. How to apply lean start up principles to prove a concept, then leverage all available resources to continue to grow.   

Lucy Cassidy,
Director of MSK Transformation, Healthcare Business Solutions UK


11:00 – 11:30 am

Inspiration Session

Inspiration, Insight and Cutting Edge Wearables

11:30 – 11:40 am

Perspective from Interviews with Three Experts of Human Factors, Digital Design and Hardware Design

Matt Pattison
Founder, TEN

11:40 – 11:55 am

Landing a Rehabilitation Wearable into the NHS: The Voice from Startup land

Paul Rinne
CEO, GripAble

11:55 am – 12:05 pm

A Journey from Doctor to Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and more

David Pearce
NED, Tarilian Laser Technologies

12:05 – 12:15 pm

Mindless Optimism vs Grounded Reality

Fiona Reid
Innovator Director, UCL 

12:15 – 13:00 pm

Panel Session 

Inspired by Experience: Designing Wearables for the Real World

  • How does it improve lives?
  • How can we afford to deliver?
  • What are the hurdles along the way?
  • What does the world look like with these solutions in it?



13:00 -14:00 pm 

14:00 – 14:40 pm



Keynote 3

Disrupt and Survive. Walking the Tightrope of Doing Good while Building a Sustainable Business

Craig Robertson
MD, Epipole


Sleeves Up Session

Practical solutions in Physical, Digital and Data

14:40 – 14:50 pm

Is Wearable Tech the Enabler of Change or the Change Itself – Obstacles to Large-scale Impact in Health and Social Care

Katherine Church
Funding Lead, Thrive Wearables

14:50 – 15:00 pm

The Emerging Opportunities in Wearables

Nicky Johnston
Comms Lead, Health Foundry

15:00 – 15:10pm

Where are we on the Wearable Health curve?

Nick Hunn
CTO, WiFore Consulting

15:10 – 15:20 pm

What Does Design Got To Do With It?

Despina Papadopoulos
CEO and Founder, Principled Design

15:20 – 16:00 pm

Panel Session 

Sleeves Up: How do we Scale the Adoption of Wearable Tech to Deliver a Meaningful Impact

  • Has Wearable Tech had an impact of scale in the UK?
  • What are the obstacles to this?
  • Is this different globally?


16:00 – 16:30pm

Keynote 4

Preventing the Obvious

As we enter the dawn of preventative healthcare for the masses, what is the perfect combination of technologies that can make the difference? Barry Nee of CareUK is pioneering a solution that balances the physical, digital and data elements of a compelling Wearable Technology Eco-system.

Barry Nee

16:30 – 16:40 pm

Closing Remarks

Jacob Skinner
CEO, Thrive Wearables

The Venue

Chelsea FC Stadium
London, UK

Giant Health

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