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The integration of wearables and insurance

The integration of wearables and insurance

Wearables are already used in the value chain of some insurers to encourage general fitness. The next generation of wearables will feature medical-grade technology and will open the door to personalised health advice, goals and targeted interventions

Year: 2017 | Type: Article

Continuous glucose monitoring and the transformation of diabetes care

Continuous glucose monitoring and the transformation of diabetes care

The revolution in health care wearables is coming to diabetes management. Accurate, continuous blood sugar data from cutting-edge glucose sensing technology, will substantially improve the quality of life of diabetes patients – and provide data for the better understanding and more efficient management of the disease.

Year: 2017 | Type: Article

Tracking heart health and emergency with wearable devices

Tracking heart health with wearable devices

The world’s population is ageing faster than ever before. Several favourable advancements over previous decades in public health, medical technologies and living conditions, have improved the health and longevity of millions. And as life expectancy is increasing, birth rates are declining because of improved access to family planning, education and employment[1].

Year: 2017 | Type: Article

Health risk management: Real-time monitoring of body chemistries

Health Risk Management: The value of real-time monitoring of body chemistries

We are becoming more accustomed to continually tracking health metrics with smart wearable devices. The next step will be implantable devices, which provide real-time monitoring of body chemistry. That future is already here and will have significant effects on how individuals and populations monitor their health.

Year: 2017 | Type: Article

How biology and technology can impact our health

How biology and technology can impact our health

We live in a world with increasingly uncertain health outcomes. Individuals from developed economies have been living longer for many decades. However, those gains are beginning to be reversed in some countries, particularly within certain communities. Sensor technology is increasingly being deployed to counter these trends. The computational biology platform LifeQ offers its clients effective outcomes based on intervention and engagement in individuals' health; dynamic health assessment; cost saving and fair pricing; and early disease prediction.

Year: 2017 | Type: Conference Summary

Next Generation Insurance Customer: Solutions for an ageing society

Next Generation Insurance Customer considered solutions for an ageing society. The conference asked four key questions: (1) How will we fund an increasing number of elderly in their upkeep, their health and their care if and when needed? (2) What changes can we expect to see in mortality and morbidity trends in older age? (3) How will our relationship with technology affect how we care and support those in older age? And (4) how can insurance continue to develop products and services for elderly consumers?

Year: 2017 | Type: Video

Lefkos Middleton

Lefkos Middleton: Dementia research is focussing on genetic markers

Lefkos Middleton, Professor of Neurology and Chair Neuroepidemiology and Ageing Research, School of Public Health, Imperial College London gave a keynote on "Prevention strategies for Alzheimer's disease and other late onset dementias" at the Swiss Re Institute's NGIC 2017: Solutions for an ageing society conference at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.

Year: 2017 | Type: Video

Vishal Gondal

Vishal Gondal: Digital platforms help insurers influence consumer health

Vishal Gondal, the CEO and Founder of GoQii spoke on "Using human motivation, behaviour tech and karma to engage and improve elderly life" at the Swiss Re Institute's NGIC 2017: Solutions for an ageing society conference at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.

Year: 2017 | Type: Video

Nashina Asaris Bacorn

Nashina Asaria: Mental health can be detected by mobile data

Nashina Asaris Bacorn, the Chief Commercial Officer of LifeQ, co-presented "How biology and technology can impact our health" at the Swiss Re Institute's NGIC 2017: Solutions for an ageing society conference at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.

Year: 2017 | Type: Video

Tom Wright

Tom Wright: Insurance must address the risks of ageing society

Tom Wright, the CEO of Age UK and Age International, gave a presentation on "The needs of an ageing population" at the Swiss Re Institute's NGIC 2017: Solutions for an ageing society conference at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.

Year: 2017 | Type: Video

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