Facebook was not created to improve our health. But by connecting people, it has helped. For example, using Facebook saved sweet toddler Grace Freeman’s life when a nurse friend spotted a rare eye cancer in an ordinary snap of the 2-year-old. Mining Facebook (as well as twitter and blogs) also enabled the Los Angeles public health department to rapidly identify and trace the source of a strange illness that quickly hit 439 people – ultimately to legionella bacteria that was found in the whirlpool spa at the Playboy Mansion.Read More
In 2013 we created a video to explain Kinsa - the vision, the mission and the product. Though we only had a prototype of our Smart Thermometer (many iterations were to come), we knew the mission would remain the same : to help society track and stop the spread of disease.
It's great to see how much we've grown, and how much more we're hoping to accomplish. And its always nice to reminisce about my black (not grey) beard!
I spoke at the Hardwired Meetup on 11/14 about some of the lessons I learned from trying to sell a hardware product in retail.
We were invited to present at the New York Tech meetup in October 2013 to more than 1000 people. This is the first time we presented the new UI. We also answered a bunch of great questions about the business from the audience.
A video of Kinsa's first thermometer prototype in June 2102 -- testing its accuracy.
The second video is one year later -- final testing for FDA submission -- showing consistency of our reading times.
A video produced by the Clinton Foundation on my group's work there.
This is a segment produced by Wharton Magazine in 2010 while I was working at Clinton Health. I had the chance to speak at the Wharton Healthcare Conference about using capitalism to make drugs more widely accessible to people in Africa and Asia.