Ben P Bacon
Entrepreneur in Bristol, United Kingdom
Life is full of choice, we can be in fear not knowing or take action. Ultimately, knowing will be our ultimate and most powerful move.
Here you learn a little about what inspires me, what moves me & what drives me to get up each day.
Keep an eye out for the forums, tweets and LinkedIn & discuss, share your stories as we create your new health informatics ecosystem.
By joining me now, you allow us to add what we would call insane value to your life as I develop my mission to give a Billion people the ability to access & be themselves empowered by their health metrics at a time and place & reason of their choosing.
My probably favourite Steve Jobs quote, Your work is going to fill a large part of your life & the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
The fear of not knowing if everything is going to be ok when an elderly relative has been in hospital, perhaps (as mine did) they had a double fracture followed by a simple misuse of 28 pills per day that lead to a ulcerated stomach, blood poisoning & perforated bowel, eventually passing in Autumn 2012. The medics did their best, but that is not acceptable to me.
It was the catalyst to change my career and do something about it. In the next 2 years I won a eHealth Innovation Award as part of a separate team and had my yu-scan team in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE.
Now we are developing some of those prototypes and concept products. Many haven't worked. The exciting ones are the ones we work on right now. Two different but linked products. Vital signs platform & habit forming software that encourages engagement and empowerment to come from within.
We are working on tools now and will unveil when ready for testing with you. If you want to be one of the first to be involved from the beginning, go sign up at http://yu-scan.com
Life has been described as a fragile thermometer; One that the charity, Walking the Wounded test regularly on their incredible expeditions. We were very proud to support their South Pole expedition food company. Testing in extreme environments is fun & one of the steps of testing we'll go through in really pushing the boundaries.
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