Did you know that many innovations can be traced back to space travel? Memory foam, LED lights, baby formula, and CAT scans are just a few examples. Cool, huh? And now, a new way of sourcing innovation may also have its roots in space, thanks to The Collaborative Health Innovation Platform (known as CHIP). CHIP is a machine learning platform that is currently assisting the NASA-funded Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) source innovation for astronaut health – matching healthcare companies with startups and technologies to address gaps identified by NASA, that are keeping astronauts from visiting Mars.
SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. While the the conference was founded in 1987, it wasn’t until 2015 that an official “Health” track was added to the agenda – first as a separate event and now as a fully-incorporated track during the Interactive festival.
We’ve looked at each and every one of the 172 panels entered in this year’s Health & Wellness category to pick our favorites in a few categories that we’d love to see on stage. If you agree, give these panels your votes – it will get them one step closer to the SXSW stage this March 9-13 in Austin.