mHealth Guide to Mobile World Congress 2014



Mobile World Congress 2014

The organisers have once again excelled at making their annual Mobile World Congress next to impossible to navigate for anyone interested in following the mHealth content (for a background on mHealth developments at Mobile World Congress check out my guides from 2013, 2012 and my mHealth reviews from 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011).

It’s confusing enough to have the two day mHealth stream confusingly renamed for 2014 as the “Health & Wellness ECH Alliance @ Mobile World Congress” but it’s going to be very challenging for attendees as this stream of seminars are being held in a completely different location from the exhibition and official GSMA mHealth seminars.

To ensure there’s even more confusion the mHealth sessions in the two different locations are also going to be running con-currently so you have to make a choice between either the GSMA’s mHealth seminar or the Wellness and Health ECHAlliance event which is taking place a 15 min cab/bus ride away in Fira Montjuic. Although not on the same site as the exhibition to just buy a ticket for the ECHAlliance event alone is €1699 so it’s better to register for a Mobile World Congress ticket at €749
and upgrade your pass to include the “mPowered Industries Health” option for an additional €225 (total = €749+€225 = €974) which will give you a €725 saving.

Health and Wellness ECHAlliance at Mobile World Congress mPowered Industries Health

When you appreciate that only about 100 of the 60,000+ delegates attending Mobile World Congress would have enough interest in paying an additional fee to attend a mHealth session during Mobile World Congress it’s very odd to see the two separate events (one free and the other charged additionally) competing for the same audiences.

There’s no sign of the completely free to attend ‘Mobile Health in Action’ event at the Hospital del Mar that was launched in 2012 being repeated so to practically attend any of the events your best off registering at the bare minimum for the Mobile World Congress Exhibition.

The following guide includes a Monday-Thursday diary of the mHealth presentations followed by a hall by hall guide to exhibitors who are demoing mHealth apps, devices and services and a networking event listing. If you know of anything that I’ve missed please add it in the comments below and I’ll update the post. I hope you find it a helpful guide and that we get a chance to meet on my fleeting visit to Barcelona!

Monday mHealth at Mobile World Congress

Thematic Workshop: Mobile Health
Title: Successful collaboration and partnerships for mHealth
Location: Hall M5 Fira Montjuic
Time: 12:00-13:00

Description: TBC
Speakers:
Jeanine Vos, Exec Director, Mobile Health, GSMA
Wojciech Dziworski, Policy Analyst, European Commission
Mohammad Chowdhury, Partner, PWC
Oliver Martinez, Head of Global eHealth Unit, Telefonica
Jorges Valdes, CTO, Dexcom
Petra Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, International Diabetes Federation
Details: Ministerial session by strict invitation only.

mPowered Industry Keynotes
Title: Brands, Marketing & Media on Mobile. The Transformative Power of Mobile: Global Case Studies in Success.
Location: Hall M5 Fira Montjuic
Time: 14:00-17:15

Description: TBC
Speakers:
Dr Oliver Harrison, CEO & Co-Founder, Ithaca Health
Michael Cohen-Dumani, Marketing Director, Oral-B, P&G
Vinayak Prasad, Project Manager, World Health Organization
Details: FREE to attend (on first come first served basis) for anyone with a MWC exhibition badge

Mark Zuckerberg Keynote
Mark is the 29 year old Founder and CEO of Facebook. Founded in 2004 it has a market valuation of £174 Billion.
Location: Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona
Time: 18:30-20:00

Description: Coming fast after the $19 Billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp this Mobile World Congress keynote is going to be a lot of fun. I think you’ll be able to hear a pin drop when Mark opens with a “Hey telcos! About your $193B messaging business…”
Details: This keynote will be streamed live to www.mobileworldlive.com. Auditorium access is restricted to Silver, Gold and Platinum Pass holders only.

Samsung Unpacked 5
Launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 the new range topping smartphone from Samsung.
Location: Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona
Time: 18:30-20:00

Description: Details embargoed but it’s packing some key features that have been long awaited by healthcare professionals.
Details: Invitation only

Tuesday mHealth at Mobile World Congress

Health and Wellness ECHAlliance @ Mobile World Congress 2014
Title: The Global Promise of Health Technology: Why Connected and mobile Health Policy delivers for Patients and Economies
Location: Hall M8, Fira Montjuïc
Time: 09:00-10:45

Description: Welcome and introductions. This inaugural session will present the connected and mobile Health strategies of three leading European States/regions. Catalonia has built a eHealth strategy since many years around the Personal Health Record and its integration in practices of Health and social care providers. France launched its national policy Silver Economy in 2013, along with a huge programme of investment for 2014, including the development of a label for Active and Healthy Ageing products and services and associated innovative public purchasing processes. Northern Ireland operates a Connected Health Ecosystem and is developing a region wide eHealth and Care strategy to provide an overarching strategy for addressing all aspects of eHealth and Care.
Speakers:
Brian O’Connor, Chair European Connected Health Alliance
Edwin Poots, Minister, Northern Ireland Executive
*** UPDATE 22 Feb 2014 ***
CANCELLED: Michèle Delaunay, Minister for Elderly people, France
CANCELLED: Dr Carles Constante, Ministry of Health, Generalitat de Catalunya
ADDED: Dr. Sinikka Salo, Deputy Mayor, Oulu
ADDED: Jean-Claude Seys, President, CNR Santé -France
ADDED: Tino Martín, International area, Fundació TicSalut (Spain)

Details: To attend you will require the “mPowered Industries Health” option

Health and Wellness ECHAlliance @ Mobile World Congress 2014
Title: Regulating mobile Health: international perspectives
Location: Hall M8, Fira Montjuïc
Time: 10:45-11:30

Description: The Mobile Health sector presents enormous market opportunities (forecast around $20 bn in 2018). However, Mobile Health applications, which were used by more than 75 million people in the US in 2013, are not covered by regulatory systems unlike other Health products and services. In 2013, the US and European administrations came together to consider and develop regulatory frameworks for Mobile Health applications. Our speakers will present the conclusions of this work and highlight the benefits and risks from the perspectives of government, patients and industry.
Speakers:
Nicole Denjoy, Secretary General, COCIR
Koen Cobbaert, QARA Manager, Agfa HealthCare
Céline Deswarte, Policy Officer, European Commission
Mike Short CBE, VP, Telefonica Europe
Details: To attend you will require the “mPowered Industries Health” option

Health and Wellness ECHAlliance @ Mobile World Congress 2014
Title: European opportunities: Horizon 2020, EIP AHA, AAL JP
Location: Hall M8, Fira Montjuïc
Time: 11:30-12:30 followed by Marketplace Matchmaking Appointments

Description: The European strategy Horizon 2020 marks the beginning of a new period for Research and Innovation across Europe in 2014. At the same time, Connected Health and Mobile Health are major topics within the European digital agenda, especially around the critical areas of chronic disease and Active and Healthy Ageing. Our panel will present the opportunities for innovation presented by these European programmes.
Speakers:
Prof James McLaughin, University of Ulster
Wojciech Dziworski, Policy Analyst, European Commission
Loukianos Gatzoulis, Head of Unit, European Commission
Dr. Rafael De Andres Medina, President, Ambient Assisted Living Joint Program
Details: To attend you will require the “mPowered Industries Health” option

Health and Wellness ECHAlliance @ Mobile World Congress 2014
Title: Innovation in Connected Health
Location: Hall M8, Fira Montjuïc
Time: 14:00-15:05

Description: Our panellists from some of the world’s top healthcare technology companies will discuss the challenges and opportunities regarding healthcare innovation in the coming 10 years, and how Mobile Technologies will play a key role in those developments.
Speakers:
Young Sohn, President Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics
Prof Chris Taylor, Associate VP Research, University of Manchester
Thierry Zylberberg, Exec VP at Orange & Co-Founder, Women’s Business Mentoring Initiative
Christoph Westerteicher, TeleHealth Business Director, Philips Medical Systems
Chris Roche, CTO, EMC2
Details: To attend you will require the “mPowered Industries Health” option

The GSMA Global Mobile Awards Ceremony
Title: Awards Ceremony
Location: Hall 4 Auditorium 1 (Fira Gran Via)
Time: 14:30-16:30

Description: Several mHealth and mHealth related firms are in the shortlist for prizes. In “Category 1a: The Connected Life Awards/Best Mobile Health Product or Service”:
> ACE Communications for ACEScreening
> Energize the Chain for Econet Wireless Vaccine Project in Zimbabwe
> mHealth Tanzania PPP for Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby Text Messaging Service in Tanzania
> Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA)
> Telecom Development Company of Afghanistan (Roshan) for Telemedicine
In “Category 1g: The Connected Life Awards/Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device”:
> Mio Global for Mio ALPHA Heart Rate Monitor Sport Watch
In “Category 3c: Social & Economic Development/Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations”:
> Range Networks for Search and Rescue From the Sky
> Smart Communications for Smart’s SafePh: Yolanda Response
> Smart e-Money for help. Philipines Global Disaster Response Fund Campaign for Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Survivors via BayadLoad Donation Channel
> Uepaa! Swiss Alpine Technology for the Uepaa! Rescue Application
> XPAl Power Inc for SpareOne phone
In “Category 3d: Social & Economic Development/Best Mobile Product, Service or App for Accessibility or Ease-of-Use:
> Bazile and Fuss Free Phones for Their Inclusive Mobile Phone Service
> BIG Launcher (A fast and simple Android interface for seniors and people with vision problems)
> Tobii Assistive Technology for Tobii EyeMobile
Details: To attend you will require a Silver, Gold or Platinum Pass.

Health and Wellness ECHAlliance @ Mobile World Congress 2014
Title: Tackling the global challenge of chronic disease: opportunities for mobile Health
Location: Hall M8, Fira Montjuïc
Time: 15:05-15:50 followed by Marketplace Matchmaking Appointments

Description: Chronic diseases are one of the biggest challenges facing Health systems today. They make up the most significant burden for Health costs, accounting for around 75% of total Health costs in the US and in Europe. The need to better manage people with chronic disease outside of the hospital setting is widely recognized. Mobile technologies play a crucial role in educating and monitoring people within their home environments. Our panel will present the needs and the solutions, which can be put in place to improve chronic disease prevention and management.
Speakers:
Cesar Rubio, Coordinator, Spanish Federation of Healthcare Technology Companies
Helen Figee, VP Clinical Integrations, Alere Accountable Care Solutions
Petra Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, International Diabetes Federation
Joe Killen, Managing Director Southern Europe, Tunstall Healthcare
Details: To attend you will require the “mPowered Industries Health” option

Health and Wellness ECHAlliance @ Mobile World Congress 2014
Title: Breaking down silos, accelerating mobile Health through ecosystems
Location: Hall M8, Fira Montjuïc
Time: 17:15-18:00 followed by Networking Reception

Description: The success of Mobile or Connected Health strategies is intrinsically linked to the capacity of stakeholders to work together in a coordinated manner. This requires breaking down the silos that exist between health and social care, providers and payers, policy makers, patients, hospitals and GPs. This panel will present four European initiatives that are accelerating mobile Health deployment through the development of ecosystems.
Speakers:
Prof Georges Crooks, Medical Director, NHS 24
Dr. Andrew McCornick, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Petra Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, International Diabetes Federation
*** UPDATE 22 Feb 2014 ***
CANCELLED: Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, Secretary General Department of Health Ireland
ADDED: Bairbre Nic Aongusa, Asst. Sec. General, Dept of Health (Ireland)

Details: To attend you will require the “mPowered Industries Health” option

Wednesday mHealth at Mobile World Congress

GSMA Seminar
Title: Connected Living Mobilising the Internet of Things
Location: Seminar Theatre 1 CC1.1
Time: 08:30-12:15

Description: These sessions will address all aspects involved in mobilising the Internet of Things – including the main drivers, technology issues, standards requirements and challenges that operators and adjacent industries need to be aware of in order to capitalise on this rapid growth market.Introduction Not so SIMple: the Embedded SIM and what it means for M2M Embedded SIM specifications The market opportunity SIM for M2M in the futureRealising the potential of M2M – Operator value and monetising services beyond connectivity The Opportunity for Big Data Making money: Billing and chargingPreparing for 11 billion connections – the need for optimised networks, partnerships and regulatory frameworks to support many more connected devices How can networks better support M2M connectivity and scale? The role of standards Regulatory frameworks required Operator collaboration driving economies of scale and new business opportunities globallyPartnership the key to enabling connectivity and unlocking value – discussion session Opportunities for operators entering and partnering with adjacent industries.
Speakers: Not yet confirmed
Details: Available to anyone with a MWC exhibition badge

Health and Wellness ECHAlliance @ Mobile World Congress 2014
Title: Breaking down silos, accelerating mobile Health through ecosystems
Location: Hall M8, Fira Montjuïc
Time: 09:00-10:35 followed by Marketplace Matchmaking Appointments

Description: Innovation to change the world. Transforming healthcare delivery: success stories. Mobile Technologies are already being used across the globe for Health promotion, prevention, education and disease detection and management. Our panel will present a number of success stories from the developing world, where mobile Health is saving lives and redefining healthcare delivery.
Speakers:
Brian O’Connor, Chair European Connected Health Alliance
Don Jones, VP Global Strategy and Market Development, Qualcomm
Joan Cornet, Director, mHealth Competence Center, Mobile World Capital Barcelona
Dr Craig Friderichs, Head of Health, GSMA
Dr Oliver Harrison, CEO & Co-Founder, Ithaca Health
*** UPDATE 22 Feb 2014 ***
CANCELLED: Jaume Raventos, e-Health Director, Telefónica
ADDED: Jorge Fernandez Miranda, eHealth B2C Global Manager, Telefonica Digital

Details: To attend you will require the “mPowered Industries Health” option

Health and Wellness ECHAlliance @ Mobile World Congress 2014
Title: A consumer aligned business model for Health & Wellness – why and how we do it?
Location: Hall M8, Fira Montjuïc
Time: 10:35-11:15 followed by Marketplace Matchmaking Appointments

Description: Every day, consumers are paying more attention to their health and wellness. This has opened the market to many non-traditional companies, who are recognizing the huge market potential and developing consumer-aligned strategies. This session will discuss these emerging strategies, which are operating outside of traditional Health systems, and how citizens are demanding to be empowered to take care of their own health.
Speakers:
Michael Strübin, Director of EU mHealth Projects, Connected Living Programme at GSMA
Allan Bowyer, EMEA Lead for Mobile Health & Patient Support Programs, Janssen
Nathan Eagle, Co-founder and CEO, Jana Mobile
*** UPDATE 22 Feb 2014 ***
CANCELLED: Eric White, Business Development Manager, Adidas Interactive
Details: To attend you will require the “mPowered Industries Health” option

GSMA Seminar
Title: Partnership in Motion: GSMA Grand Tour
Location: Seminar Theatre 1 CC1.1
Time: 12:30-13:30

Description: This session will focus on the September 2013 cycle ride from Brussels to Barcelona that offered a unique opportunity to demonstrate mHealth solutions for diabetes and conduct clinical research. It also provided a platform for reaching out to policy makers and regulators about the opportunity for mHealth solutions to help solve the ever increasing burden of healthcare costs for chronic diseases.The goals of the Tour were only achieved through partnership on all levels. In this session, the partners will discuss why the Grand Tour was such a valuable demonstration of mHealth for all stakeholders, and how the process itself can be a model for successful mHealth deployment. We will also view the first set of results and preliminary conclusions of the research study.
Speakers:
Petra Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, International Diabetes Federation
Benjamin Sarda, mHealth Marketing Director, Orange
Mike Paradis, Global Sales Manager, ANT Wireless
Stephen King, Sustainability & Social Responsibility, Etisalat
Professor Michael Trenell, NIHR Senior Research Fellow, Newcastle University
Nenad Simunko, Grand Tour rider with Type 1 diabetes
Anna Campbell, mHealth Project Manager, GSMA
Details: Available to anyone with a MWC exhibition badge

Health and Wellness ECHAlliance @ Mobile World Congress 2014
Title: Remote Health Care – a Game Changer
Location: Hall M8, Fira Montjuïc
Time: 13:00-14:05

Description: Taming the beast: breaking away from traditional procurement models.Globally, many Health systems are driven by public policy, and the products and services are often bought through public purchasing mechanisms. However critics argue that traditional procurement models are stifling innovation, and moreover are tying the hands of cash-strapped health care providers. A number of innovative procurement models are being developed to facilitate healthcare innovation. This panel of public procurement experts will explain these opportunities and the benefits for purchasers, providers and industry alike.
Speakers:
Alistair Fraser, VP Health, Shell
Bleddyn Rees, Partner, Wragge & Co
Dominique Legouge, VP, European Health Public Procurement Alliance
Ramon Maspons, Chief Innovation Officer, Catalan Agency for HIAQ
Joseph P. Ippolito, Partner, PWC
Mauricio De Lázzari Barbosa, CEO, Global Bionexo
Details: To attend you will require the “mPowered Industries Health” option

Health and Wellness ECHAlliance @ Mobile World Congress 2014
Title: Funding for growth: why investing in Health & Wellness makes sense.
Location: Hall M8, Fira Montjuïc
Time: 14:05-15:00

Description: The opportunity presented by mobile Health is demonstrated by the interest shown by stakeholders from the digital and mobile sectors in healthcare globally. Nevertheless some businesses are still trying to assess the potential for ROI. Start-ups and SMEs with sufficient human and funding resources are crucial to developing innovation and moving mobile Health forward. Our speakers, including both investors and Start-ups/SMEs will explain their decisions, strategies and indicators for a successful investment in mobile Health.
Speakers:
Shawn Luetchens, Partner & Managing Director, Saffron Hill Ventures
Shankar Chandran, VP Samsung Catalyst Fund, Samsung Electronics
Miles Kirby, Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
Details: To attend you will require the “mPowered Industries Health” option

Health and Wellness ECHAlliance @ Mobile World Congress 2014
Title: Rising to the challenges for mobile Health
Location: Hall M8, Fira Montjuïc
Time: 15:00-16:00

Description: This concluding session will present challenges for key stakeholders in the mobile Health sector, and their aims for 2015. Those projects and their results will be presented during the ECHAlliance@MWC2015.
Speakers:
Brian O’Connor, Chair European Connected Health Alliance
Christina Papanikolaou, Secretary General, Greek Ministry of Health
Sílvia Cordomí, Assistant Manager, Catalan Institute of Health
Details: To attend you will require the “mPowered Industries Health” option

Qualcomm Life’s MWC mHealth Event
Title: Qualcomm Life Europe Update and best-in-class mHealth case studies from Qualcomm Life Ecosystem members.
Location: Hotel Fira Palace, Barcelona
Time: 15:00-18.45

Description: This meeting will provide an opportunity to meet with the Qualcomm Life team and European ecosystem partners
Speakers:
Rick Valencia, SVP & GM, Qualcomm Life
Laurent Vandebrouck, Managing Director, Qualcomm Life
Dr Tapio Jokinen, CEO, Medixine
Manuel Cuenca Velez, CEO, mHealth Alert
Francois Lescure, President, Medecin Direct
Adrian Flowerday, Managing Director, Docobo
Andrea Mason, CTO, Telbios
Michael Ellegaard, Sales Director, Next Step Citizen
Details: To attend RSVP to Giovanna Rosi gross@qti.qualcomm.com

Thursday mHealth at Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Capital mHealth Competence Center at Congress
Title: The purpose of the Mobile World Capital: Implementing mHealth
Location: GSMA Seminar Theatre 2 CC1.1
Time: 08:30-10:30

Description: Implementing mHealth seminar is to present the evolution of the mHealth Competence Center with the participation of several experts in the field. Topics will include:Personal Health Record solutions, with examples of pilots currently running in Catalonia
The iCOR project, which includes mobile solutions for care and follow-up for patients with cardiovascular diseases
A vaccination project that involves electronic cards for newborn babies
Zero Maternal Mortality, a project for women in Africa that employs mobile technology
An introduction to the recently launched Task Force for mHealth Deployment

Speakers: TBC
Details: Available to anyone with a MWC exhibition badge

GSMA Seminar
Title: From Data to Cure
Location: Seminar Theatre 1 CC1.1
Time: 13:30-14:45

Description: Mobile devices generate data that, if rightly handled, can promote public health, deliver evidence for medical research, and support and improve patient care. This panel will convene industry and policy representatives to analyse the potential, consider the obstacles, and suggest ways to overcome them. Continua Health Alliance invite you to participate in this important discussion about the ways mobile health is transforming patient empowerment, collaborative workflows, big data and much more.
Speakers:
Katrine Vedel, Consultant, Southern Denmark Health Innovation
Mário Romão, Senior Policy Manager, Intel
Benjamin Sarda, mHealth Marketing Director, Orange
Dr Josep Roca, Director of the Lung Function Unit, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona
Claus F. Nielsen, International Manager, Health and Welfare Technologies, Delta
Michael Strübin, Director of EU mHealth Projects, Connected Living Programme at GSMA
Details: Available to anyone with a MWC exhibition badge

Exhibition of mHealth at Mobile World Congress

Hall Congress Square

Alma Medical Imaging
email: info@alma3d.com
Tel: +34-932380592
Location: CS50
Alma Medical Imaging is a 9-year SME that develops and sells advanced medical imaging software. It is present in more than 20 markets along with qualified partners and has more than 4,000 active licenses. Alma CLINIC is a light and fast universal medical viewer, specially designed to work through the internet. Alma CLINIC has a modern and intuitive user interface prepared for tactile interaction through mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones. Alma CLINIC has been developed using HTML5 technology and can be used from any computer platform, regardless of the operating system (Windows, iOS, Linux, MacOS).

Health&Sportlab
email: lluis.capdevila@healthsportlab.com
Tel: +34689503118
Location: CS50
Health&Sportlab is an emerging spinoff company based on technological transfer from quality university research. Our mission is attending to people’s health and welfare needs that are related to lifestyle, by providing them with comfortable tools in mHealth, mEducation and mGaming. We provide the user with effective and reliable solutions through an individualised supervision based in the latest non-invasive technologies for mobile devices. Our systems include self-assessment and regular monitoring through Apps and Web Services that synchronise the user’s data. We offer design and consulting on smartmobile biomedical instrumentation for diagnosis, therapy and monitoring: Health, Sport, Hospital, Pharma, professional healthcare applications.

Medtep
email: esther@medtep.com
Tel: +34-668807315
Location: CS50
Medtep is personalized medicine. We focus on disease prevention through monitoring of people’s life habits. With uClinics and uPatient we aggregate and merge any kind of data (from apps, devices, sensors, etc.), so the needed information can be given in a comprehensible way to any patient through a healthcare professional. We upgrade monitoring processes to make an impact on the patient and help condition their behaviour. As a response, patients learn more about their treatments and understand they are jointly responsible of their own health and welfare.

Primum Health/Minerva
email: dvdmena@primum.es
Tel: +34955516161
Location: CS60
Primum Health is an innovative Start-up dedicated to develop technology Health services on mHealth and Cloud Computing providing simples solutions to the Health challenges of today and tomorrow. Primum Health presents in the MWC the HomeCare Telemonitoring System for patients, improving their quality of life and reducing the healthcare cost. Minerva is an ICT startup accelerator promoted by Junta de Andalucia and Vodafone Spain to support, provide projection and boost market presence of Andalusian projects with technical, economic and financial feasibility. Primum Health was a project accelerated by Minerva in 2013.

FitBit
Email: braimbault@fitbit.com
Tel: +33-6 73 98 44 29
Location: CS150
Fitbit is the leader in the fast-growing Connected Health & Fitness category it’s prize winning products are leading the field in health and lifestyle technology. Mobile World Congress has joined forces with Fitbit offering attendees the chance to experience first-hand the phenomenon of personal data tracking and see the real impact that live personal data has on activity levels at Mobile World Congress their own fitness Challenge. Come to the Fitbit stand to join the Challenge, buy your discounted Fitbit Flex product and win Fitbit prizes. Demonstrations on-stand, Fitbit Force. Fitbit – Small Steps, Big Impact.

Join the Fitbit Challenge at Mobile World Congress to see for real the effect of wearable technology. Delegates have the opportunity to purchase your Flex for a discounted price of €59 and then get to track their progress by syncing the Fitbit Flex with their smartphone. Daily prizes will be presented to the 2 participants whose devices record the most steps – look out for people on escalators! #MWC14FITBIT

Hall 3

Ford of Europe
email: pjitjuaj@ford.com
Tel: +49-221 901 8213
Location: C20
Ford Motor Company will return to Mobile World Congress in 2014 to continue telling the Blue Oval technology story to the world’s most important tech influencers. Ford will unveil a new vehicle, showcase its latest technologies and SYNC connectivity system. Ford’s stand will be the stage for the car unveiling and technology demonstrations. There are rumours that the car could be packing blood glucose sensing steering wheel as a result of the companies work with Medtronic!

Hall 5

Invest in Finland
email: saji.ojala@investinfinland.fi
Tel: +358-405523379
Location: F31 (Team Finland Pavilion)
Connected health, cyber security, big data, industrial internet – Finland is home for some of the most innovative high-tech companies in the world. Team Finland flies to Barcelona a band of some 40 companies with state-of-the-art products in their pockets. If your business runs on talent and future is where you are heading, come tank up at Team Finland stand, Hall 5, 5F31! Team Finland stand is provided by Invest in Finland, a unit of Finpro, a consulting organisation focused on accelerating the internationalisation of Finnish companies.

You can meet with the following companies with mHealth offerings on the Team Finland booth:

> Beddit helps people to sleep better and feel refreshed. Beddit sleep sensor technology provides accurate data and tips on how to improve one’s sleep and overall wellness leading to good, healthy life. To learn more, contact CEO Lasse Leppäkorpi +358 50 582 6074.

> Caktus helps people to feel and sleep better by providing an innovative solution for tracking water intake and coaching individuals towards a more balanced hydration. To learn more, contact CEO Panu Keski-Pukkila +358 50 3080 242

> Firstbeat Technologies is the leading provider of physiological analytics for sports and wellbeing. We analyze raw physiological data into rich, personalized and actionable feedback on your stress, recovery, training and fitness. The technology is used by elite sports teams, corporations, and private consumers to improve their performance and wellbeing. To learn more, contact CEO Joni Kettunen, +358 50 324 0889.

> Framgo Ltd helps people fulfill their dreams of becoming fit and staying healthy. Their pocket size imaging tool helps people losing fat instead of weight. To learn more, contact Founding Partner Kenneth Salonius +358 50 517 23 48.

> HeiaHeia is a social motivator for wellness and fitness. HeiaHeia app is an easy and fun way to share physical activity and to encourage friends, colleagues, and family to exercise more. To learn more, contact CEO Jussi Räisänen +358 50 386 6550.

> KoruLab enables electronics to become fashion. Koru’s fine softwares and user interfaces transform the communication, mobile and wellness businesses through wearables, empowering high-end consumer electronics with beautiful and unique user experiences. To learn more, contact CEO Christian Lindholm +358 40 045 9040.

> Omegawave helps to train the body to achieve its highest potential. Omegawave is your athletic readiness assessment partner featuring training and performance optimizer solutions. To learn more, contact Marketing and Communications Specialist David Blinov +358 451057310.

> PulseOn optimizes your training and maximizes the effect with a new heart rate solution that makes heart rate monitoring easier than ever. To learn more, contact CEO Tero Mennander +358 40 518 1033

Smart Medical Device Co. Ltd
email: cgmoon@smd21.com
Tel: +82-1050551173
Location: i51
Dr. Music is a medical device. Enjoy music and the new generation of low frequency therapy. This device stimulates body parts in accordance to the music you are listening to on your smartphone. The device can be attached to the stomach, arms, shoulders and any other body parts without the limitation of location or activities. Moreover, the patterns of the stimuli vvary depending on the music, so it won’t develop tolerance to the repetitiveness. This profound function will advance the level of input of exercising and avoid creating tedium when used for a long time.

Aerotel Medical Systems
email: ​Ofer.atzmon@aerotel.com
Tel: +972-3-5593222 x109​ ​Mobile:​ ​+972-52-2451771
Location: Israeli Innovation Pavilion
Aerotel Medical Systems manufactures modular, home and mobile telecare and telemedicine solutions that transfer essential data over the telephone, mobile phone and the Internet.
​ ​​Our solutions includes diagnostic devices, hardware platforms, telehealth communications hubs, and receiving software. They ensure optimal performance and maximum reliability for continuous, long-term monitoring.​ ​Aerotel’s disease management package includes remote monitoring devices designed for a variety of remote diagnostic, emergency services and monitoring applications, serving the homecare, eHealth and telemedicine markets.​ ​Our solutions provide improved quality of life and enhanced level of care for patients, while offering significant cost savings and new revenue opportunities for service providers.

E2C (Smartphone for Seniors
Contact: Eyal Hakner, CEO
Location: Israeli Innovation Pavilion
E2C developed a unique OS for smartphones that Improve seniors day to day life and Reconnecting them to their families. We developed the “BASIC Smartphone”, a packaged Smartphone solution for the Senior Community. We are the only company in the world with a revolutionary solution (TIS – Touch Interface Simplification) that truly overcomes the physical challenges of operating a touch screen at an older age. Our unique solution finally allows the seniors to use a Smartphone in a productive way.

Essence
email: markela@​essence-grp.com
Tel: +​1-8884400808​ / ​+97273244​​7777
Location: Israeli Innovation Pavilion
Essence develops connected-living technologies and delivers advanced solutions that protect and care for the people and places they value most. Based on M2M wireless systems for residential and business applications, Essence provides advanced connected home solutions that address market needs and enable service providers to expand their business: ​Smart Security – Advanced, professionally-monitored security solutions enabling providers to offer new home management services.​ ​Smart Living – Self-monitoring, DIY smart home solutions featuring home automation, security, safety and more.​ ​Smart Care – Innovative care solutions based on Essence?s expertise to empower the elderly to age at home independently, affordably and with dignity. Innovative care solutions based on Essence?s expertise to empower the elderly to age at home independently, affordably and with dignity.

LifeWatch Technologies
Location: Israeli Innovation Pavilion
The LifeWatch LW-V smartphone lets users measure ECG, heart rate, body temperature, blood sugar level, body-fat, blood oxygen saturation, and stress levels. It enables patients, physicians and other healthcare providers to track vital signs for accurate and timely early diagnosis of disorders. The LW-V smartphone enables health-function self-measurement through integrated sensors, measuring each element using fun and simple visual applications, yet keeps all other ?conventional? smartphone features on the same device. The LW-V is also equipped with rich tools that support self-management capabilities for personal health and wellness, including drug management, exercise log, medical dictionaries and health calculators.

Hall 7

Doro
email: carol.laks@doro.com
Tel: +46-46 280 5080
Location: A81
Doro AB is a Swedish public company formed in 1974. It released its ‘easy-to-use’ mobile phone in 2007 and is today the global market-leader within the category. Doro products and solutions are available in thirty countries spanning five continents. THese include; mobile phones and smart devices, applications and software, fixed line telephony, telecare and mobile health solutions. Doro removes barriers to adoption of new technologies and holds numerous international awards for its product designs and innovations. Doro shares are quoted on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm exchange, Nordic List, Small Companies. Revenues of SEK 837.5 million were reported for 2012. Follow @DoroNews on Twitter

InvenSense
email: dalmoslino@invensense.com
Tel: +408-5012278
Location: D61
InvenSense is the leading provider of MotionTracking sensor system on chip (SoC) and Sound solutions for consumer electronic devices including smartphones, tablets, wearables, gaming devices, optical image stabilization, Bluetooth headsets, notebook PCs, security/surveillance, and remote controls for Smart TVs. Our company has created a platform for sensor integration by combining best in class sensors with powerful algorithms and embedded software. InvenSense meets the market requirement for a human-like interface between people and consumer electronics by providing the world’s lowest power Motion and Sound solutions, enabling an ‘AlwaysOn’ sensing environment.

InvenSense
email: dalmoslino@invensense.com
Tel: +408-5012278
Location: D61
InvenSense is the leading provider of MotionTracking sensor system on chip (SoC) and Sound solutions for consumer electronic devices including smartphones, tablets, wearables, gaming devices, optical image stabilization, Bluetooth headsets, notebook PCs, security/surveillance, and remote controls for Smart TVs. Our company has created a platform for sensor integration by combining best in class sensors with powerful algorithms and embedded software. InvenSense meets the market requirement for a human-like interface between people and consumer electronics by providing the world’s lowest power Motion and Sound solutions, enabling an ‘AlwaysOn’ sensing environment.

imec
email: hanne.degans@imec.be
Tel: +32-486065175
Location: G71
World-leading nanoelectronics R&D center imed, with expertise in semiconductors, low power radio, DSP, mixed signals, sensors, … develops solutions for ICT, healthcare, and lifestyle. Imec’s technologies and radio designs with superior performance and power efficiency include flexible radios for seamless 4G/5G and backhaul connectivity (Bluetooth , LTE, WiFi, …); 60 GHz low power radios for short and medium-range Gigabit/s communication; cost-effective 79 GHz radars for automotive. It also includes ultra-low power short range radios (Bluetooth Smart, Zigbee and WiFi) for sensors in battery operated systems for M2M, health monitoring (MBAN) and personal diagnostics (iLabs), …

MedM
email: info@medm.com
Tel: +41-435080596
Location: M57
MedM is a world technology leader in Mobile Patient Monitoring. Our platform is a unique solution supporting 60+ medical devices by 20+ manufacturers, 8 smartphone platforms (including iOS, Android, Blackberry 10, Windows Phone 8, J2ME, Symbian, bada, and Windows Desktop), and open for EHR integrations. Being experts in smartphone apps and device connectivity, we can launch your branded Mobile Patient Monitoring service within 1 business day and keep it running for years to come.

Hall 8.0

ION Eyewear SL
email: info@weonglasses.com
Tel: +34-663250595
Location: B64
ION Eyewear is a company specialised in wearable technology. Our first product, WON Glasses, is a fashionable prescription glasses (also available as sunglasses) which interact with the mobile device (smarpthone and tablets). We are now in the phase of manufacturing and we plan to launch in March 2014.

Hall 8.1 (App Planet)

Vidavo
email: markela@vidavo.eu
Tel: +302310474762
Location: I49 (The Greek Pavilion)
VIDAVO develops pioneer proven mhealth solutions for citizens on the go. Vidavo turns your smartphone into a healthier life companion. Chronic disease management, health alerts, doctors advice are one tap away. Science at its best: your health in your hand! Follow Vidavo on Twitter

Hall M8 (take the free shuttle bus from outside to Montjuic)

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
email: TBC
Tel: TBC
Location: M8-14/15

European Connected Health Alliance
email: damian@echalliance.com
Tel: +442890737874
Location: M8-12
The European Connected Health Alliance (not for profit org) is an initiative designed to support and promote the wider adoption of healthcare and wellbeing products, services, applications and innovation. In bringing together commercial, academic, patients groups and healthcare stakeholders ECHAlliance facilitates focused leadership for the development of ‘Connect and MHealth’ markets and practices across Europe and beyond. ECHAlliance have developed an international network of permanent Connected Health Ecosystems with the fundamental principle to engage the whole range of health, wellbeing and social care stakeholders in a specific geographical area, in a mutually beneficial partnership committed to accelerating the adoption of Health solutions.
Note: the ECHAlliance was formed by a merger of the ‘European Connected Health Campus’ and the ‘European mHealth Alliance’ in 2011.

mHealth Networking events at Mobile World Congress 2014

We’re planning a small mHealth networking dinner for the Tuesday evening (details to be confirmed please enquire in the survey form below if interested in attending) and Rudy de Waele has put together a great comprehensive listing of Events and Parties that you can check out here.

Lets-meet-at-Mobile-world-congress-2014

If you’d like to meet me to talk mHealth at the world’s biggest mobile industry meeting, discuss a mHealth consulting project, enquire about providing the mHealth for Healthcare Professionals course we developed in your country or explore opportunities to work with 3GDoctor, Alivecor or Telcare please click here to complete a simple form and I’ll be in touch to confirm a time/place.

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