Medibio CEO David Kaysen and Jennifer Solitario, SVP Corporate Health,  joined the sold out Garmin Digital Health Summit APAC last week in Taipei.  From the behind the scenes experience at the Garmin factory, to the Summit presentations,  it was two days of learning, connecting, and sharing ideas around wearable technology and the next generation of health metrics.  

Highlights from the presentations and conversations: 

Employers and Insurers are looking for next-generation health metrics.  

Specifically those working in corporate wellness are  looking for solutions that are rooted in science, and address mental wellbeing as part of an individual’s overall wellbeing. Scott Montgomery, CEO of WellteQ,  presented their digital wellness platform to a packed room, highlighting their newly formed partnership with Medibio. The combined team was energized to speak to so many attendees interested in the work we are doing together to develop an MVP integrated to the WellteQ platform. 

Medibio at Garmin Digital Health Summit APAC 2019

Moving from Pilots to Commercialization

There was transparent discussion about moving pilots to commercial programs, with many sharing their experiences about the length of time required to secure commercial contracts.  David Kaysen, CEO of Medibio, was honored to participate in the panel discussion Beyond piloting: Long-term commercial success with digital health solutions.  He shared lessons learned from piloting our corporate health solution ilumen, and the forward vision for our work. 

What’s the impact of wearables?

Wearables can empower an individual and give them the ability to live a healthier life, especially with early screening of and managing chronic conditions.  The power of collaboration and partnership in this area was a consistent conversation in Taipei, as it was at the September European Summit in Amsterdam. We look forward to these continued  conversations as we work to aid in early screening and detection of mental health conditions. 

Our thanks to Garmin for bringing this group together around this subject.  We’re already looking forward to the Garmin Digital Health Summits in 2020!