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Nov 28 2012

Smart Body, Smart Conference: Health 2.0 comes to the Middle East

Wearable technology or health trackers are all the buzz lately, with no less than three major product launches in the last month. One of those companies is Misfit Wearables. CEO Sunny Vu will be speaking and demonstrating his new product at Health 2.0 Middle East Dubai. Misfit is focused on developing great wearable products: things that a lot of people would wear all the time for a long time. A pioneer in the emerging world of wearable sensor technology, the company is making products and services in the consumer health and fitness space to inspire people be more active and develop healthy habits. The Misfit wearable Shine, a new elegant all-metal disc with a beautiful halo of lights will be seen for the first time anywhere in the Middle East at Health 2.0 Middle East Dubai. The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading global showcase of cutting-edge innovation transforming health care delivery models globally. The conference will be held the 27th and 28th of January, 2013 at the stunning Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

In August, an IMS report predicted that the wearables market would be worth a minimum of $6 billion (22.1 Billion Dirhams) by 201 6 with continuous glucose monitoring as the dominant health care category. Wearables, as they are called, "Will transform our lives in numerous ways, trivial and substantial, that we are just starting to imagine" says Sarah Rotman Epps, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research for the sector.

Conventional wisdom suggests that software platforms will inevitability drive the hardware and holds the key to consumer adoption. Wearables' success depends on backing from one or more of the big five software platforms -- Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.

One of the conference sessions will explore the wearables landscape and should be one of the most extensive ever developed and held in the region. Looking at how wearables are being used by consumers, patients, and physicians to gain valuable information that can be used in overall wellness and disease management programs.

Health 2.0 Middle East - Dubai is the premier conference dedicated to how Web 2.0 and social media are transforming healthcare systems in the Middle East. The conference brings together professionals in the converging industries of healthcare, the internet, mobile applications and social media to address how Web 2.0 and mobile technologies revolutionize both healthcare delivery and treatment.

Kenneth Seymens, the Managing Partner of MedicaIQ and the Health 2.0 Middle East Partner was recently asked, "Why convene a healthcare conference a day before and the first day of Arab Health?" He replied, "We get that question a lot. Health 2.0 isn't just another healthcare conference, after thirteen successful conferences across the globe, Health 2.0 has become the place to see and be seen for global leaders in health care technology and innovation. Arab Health is an excellent medical equipment exhibition. However, it's not a health innovation show, full stop."

For more information and to register visit: http://www.health2con.com/events/conferences/health-2-0-middle-east-2013/

About MedicaIQ FZ, LLC
Based in Dubai, Medica IQ is a multi-disciplinary global Health 2.0 platform company, MedicaIQ (mIQ) offers a more convenient means to connect with health care consumers and health care professionals . Our targeted approach facilitates the needs of public health literacy by developing and delivering health behavior modification education products used in public health awareness and wellness programs. mIQ also offers a variety of customizable mobile and web based solutions. Learn more at: www.medicaiq.com.

About Health 2.0
Health 2.0: The conference. The media network. The innovation community. The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading showcase of cutting-edge innovation transforming the health care system and is the premiere platform connecting IT innovators to established health care providers. Health 2.0 covers the broadest spectrum of the technology revolution that is shaking up every sector of health care. Learn more at www.health2con.com.

For more information and media inquiries contact:
Yolanda Esparza
MedicaIQ, Dubai UAE
+971 555 0 971 36
yesparza@medicaiq.com

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