Health Technology Forum Dallas Fort Worth, October 24th Meetup: “SmartCare: Smart Technology for Passive Health Monitoring”

Health Technology Forum

Dallas/Fort Worth

October Meetup


The monthly events will be hosted by IBM at their Innovation Center in Dallas near LBJ and Stemmons.  Food will be provided and we have a confirmed speaker and will notify you shortly(suggestions welcome for future events!).  It will surely be an hour or two of great networking, learning and discovery.

At these completely FREE monthly meetups, we will discuss real-life technology use-cases from hospitals, doctor offices, medical billing, insurance, remote monitoring, health and wellness, and various patient-care services.  Subject matter experts, users, entrepreneurs, regulators, and providers will address each other’s needs and solutions.  The objective is to connect entrepreneurs with professionals who are addressing these real-life problems that exist today in the healthcare ecosystem.  We will also review how low-cost, scalable, deployable systems can meet or exceed the needs of 21st century care-giving.

This will be our 2nd event for the Dallas Chapter.   The kickoff meetup was a lively discussion on the use of analytics to tackle billion dollarhealthcare problems.


The 2nd Health Technology Forum Meetup event will take place

Wednesday, October 24th at 6pm
IBM Innovation Center
13800 Diplomat Drive, Dallas, TX

Please join us at this or future events by signing up at



Dr. Manfred Huber

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

University of Texas at Arlington

“SmartCare: Smart Technology for Passive Health Monitoring”

6:00-6:45PM – Networking
6:45-7:00PM – Overview and Group Discussion
7:00-7:30PM – Presentation and Discussion
7:30-8:00PM – Q&A, Networking with Speaker and Closing


Dr. Huber will discuss SmartCare, the University of Texas at Arlington’s research and demonstration center that will develop, build, and deploy the next generation of intelligent care technologies enabling a significant nationwide improvement in in-home health care.  SmartCare technologies will be non-intrusive, easy to use, easily deployable, secure, reliable, and low cost with the aim of reducing the cost of care while improving the independence, quality of life, and health of the elderly and those with disabilities.   The center is focused on designing, integrating, and evaluating technologies related to those challenges most commonly occurring for elders as they struggle to maintain independence including chronic disease management, nutrition, and fall prevention monitoring, among others.

Backed by $800,000 in federal grant money, SmartCare is being developed through a partnership between UTA’s College of Nursingand College of Engineering. The commercialization of in-home health-related technologies will also be discussed.

We look forward to seeing you all again and meeting some new members!

The home chapter of the Health Technology Forum in Sillicon Valley has 1800 members.  Please join now to keep abreast of interfacing with this vibrant group of academicians, clinicians, technologists, entrepreneurs and other healthcare stakeholders.  Besides the physical meetups, we have some tweet chats as well as web streams of the SV meetups planned.

We would be very grateful if you would help us grow our membership by forwarding this page to any of your colleagues, students, partners etc. who may be interested in this exciting new Forum.

In Health,


Eric M. McQuaid
Health Technology Forum Meetup


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