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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

Technology and insurance: themes and challenges

Recent advances in technology are re-shaping insurance but full-scale disruption of incumbents seems unlikely, at least in the near term, the latest Expertise Publication from the SRI says.

Year: 2017 | Type: Article

Future.Talk 1 / 2017

Future.Talk 1 / 2017 The Current InsurTech Landscape: Conference summary

What are the new InsurTech business models of the future? The first of 2017's Future Talks by the Institute of Insurance Economics of the University of St. Gallen (I.VW-HSG), in collaboration with the Swiss Re Institute, revealed the findings of their study at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue. The panel was moderated by Prof. Dr. Alexander Braun, member of the executive board of I.VW-HSG.

Year: 2017 | Type: Conference Summary

Cyber insurance: Growing pains

Cyber insurance: Growing pains

A Betterly’s 2016 report values the worldwide cyber insurance market’s gross premiums at USD 3 billion a year, with some reports forecasting growth of up to USD 14 billion by 2022 or even USD 20 billion by 2020. Cyber insurance contains the potential for catastrophic, even systemic loss.

Year: 2017 | Type: Conference Summary

Healthcare reform: A European perspective on how to succeed

Healthcare reform: A European perspective on how to succeed

Prophets of doom have been forecasting the imminent collapse of the healthcare system in countries like Switzerland for years. But while costs continue to grow steadily healthcare is still functioning. So just how urgent is reform and what chance does it have of succeeding?

Year: 2017 | Type: Conference Summary

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