Liftoff PGH Lands in Vegas for CES 2020
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) descended upon Las Vegas, and three Liftoff PGH stowaways spent a week inside the tech industry’s magic eight ball. The team tested their balance, measured their vital signs through touchless remote sensing, met robots who befriend older adults, and tasted fresh salad greens grown by Amazon Alexa.
This year’s voyage was as predictive as it was affirming. Not 2 years ago, Liftoff PGH was merely a spark between two healthcare wonks, an inkling that our industry needed a strong dose of whatever fuels the wider world of entrepreneurship. This December, we are launching Pittsburgh’s first healthcare innovation summit, showcasing our region’s intellectual assets and entrepreneurial potential.
So as we journeyed through gamified therapies, customized consumer wearables, and mountains of biometric data, the most striking observation was not actually tech dependent. More than any one invention, we left CES with the unwavering commitment to create a culture of open, seamless, and inclusive innovation.
We’re turning our divining powers to health care and bring you 6 key forces shaping the future of our industry.