Five Fascinating Health Videos

We’ve scoured the web and found some amazing videos of innovators and visionaries sharing how they’re helping to change the face of healthcare and medicine. Enjoy!

Michael Graves: Redesigning the Hospital Room

You probably have heard of Michael Graves as an award-winning architect or the designer of furniture commonly found in Target stores. However, you might not know that he was paralyzed from the waist down in 2003 from an unknown disease. In this talk filmed at the Medicine X Conference at Stanford last year, Graves shares how his experience as a patient helped him come up with new ideas for improving hospital room furniture.


Andrew Litt: The Future of Personalized Health and Dell

Dell might be known best for selling computers, but they’re also the largest IT service provider in the healthcare industry. In this video from the Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, Andrew Litt, Dell’s Chief Medical Officer talks about the evolution of medicine, from evidence-based to personalized, intelligence-based medicine. Part of Dell’s role in this evolution is providing hardware, software, and support to the Translational Genomics Institute to assist in developing personalized treatments for children with neuroblastoma.


Amar Kendale: MC10

Imagine a tattoo that can monitor important health information like heart rate and body temperature, but feels and moves like your normal skin. Amar Kendale, VP of Strategy and Market Development at MC10, explains how his company is at the forefront of turning electronic sensors from something rigid and unwearable into skin-like structures that can potentially track your health.


Aubrey de Grey: Is Aging an Inevitable Process?

In this short video from last year’s FutureMed, Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Foundation talks about aging and age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular diseases. He approaches the issues of aging from a different paradigm: not as a certainty that we have all must someday go through and accept, but as a biological problem with a scientific cure.


Jane Sarasohn-Kahn: Body Populi

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health industry consultant, and in this video filmed at the Body 2.0 Conference, she gives one of the ultimate testimonies of how life-transforming digital health products can be. Armed with an abundance of “DIY Health” products such as fitness trackers and web apps, as well as motivation coming from a family history of disease, Sarasohn-Kahn shares how her health dramatically improved, and offers 10 health “commandments” to help you do the same.