Consumer-Grade vs. Medical-Grade Devices: What You Need to Know to Improve Study Outcomes

Medical Device, Medical Device Clinical Trials, Medical Device Design,
  • Tuesday, November 05, 2019 | 1:30pm EST (10:30am PST)
  • 60 min

Consumer-grade devices and sensors offer improved quantitative endpoints to advance clinical trials and other medical studies. However, study leads often lack the necessary proof points. This webinar seeks to empower study decision-makers to make informed decisions around devices and sensors that will increase the likelihood of study success. Following an overview of consumer device and medical device markets, this webinar will address:

  • How activity trackers produce step algorithms
  • How accelerometers work
  • The strengths and weaknesses of sensors and their data flows



Paul W. Glimcher, PhD, President & Chief Executive Officer, Datacubed Health

Paul Glimcher is a neuroscientist, psychologist, economist and entrepreneur who holds the Julius Silver, Rosyln S. Silver and Enid Silver Winslow Professorship at New York University (NYU). He is also a professor in the department of neuroscience and physiology of the neuroscience institute at NYU Langone School of Medicine. Professor Glimcher is the founder and director of NYU’s Institute for the Study of Decision Making, and the principal investigator of Glimcher Lab at NYU Langone Health. Professor Glimcher is one of the foremost researchers focused on the study of human behavior and decision-making and is known for his central role in founding and developing the field of neuroeconomics which takes an interdisciplinary approach to understand how humans make decisions. Professor Glimcher’s research aims to describe the neural events that underlie behavioral decision-making using tools from economics, psychology and neuroscience. His research has made contributions to understanding how value is encoded in the brain and how the brain uses those neural representations of value to guide decision-making.

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Mike Kaminsky, Chief Technology Officer, Datacubed Health

Mike Kaminsky has spent more than a decade managing design, product and engineering teams that build innovative software and hardware. With deep experience in user experience design, product development and software development, he currently leads engineering, product management and user experience design teams at Datacubed Health. Prior to coming to Datacubed Health, Mr. Kaminsky was the manager of user experience at Zebra Technologies and senior staff industrial designer at Motorola Solutions. He also worked at other creative agencies in the New York City area, designing websites, hardware products and enterprise software. He is the recipient of more than a dozen international design awards and currently holds nine US patents. Mr. Kaminsky received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to individuals with the following or related job titles: 

  • Chief Medical and Science Officers / Medical Leads                                                                                                     
  • Patient Advocate / Patient Experience Leads
  • VP / Director of Medical Affairs
  • VP / Director Clinical Operations
  • Health Economics and Outcomes Research executives (HEOR)

What You Will Learn

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will understand:

  • How consumer-grade devices and sensors can improve study success rates
  • How to assess the strengths and weaknesses of sensor data flows
  • How activity trackers produce step algorithms and acceleratometers work

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Datacubed Health

Datacubed Health is a pioneering technology company making better science and healthier communities a reality. We apply individualized solutions for the capture of data, including smartphone apps, wearable, in-home, and environmental sensors. We specialize in remote engagement with patients and virtual clinical studies.

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