MIT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING

Launching HealthTech Innovation

Discover the path to successful digital health innovation


COURSE STARTS

Sept 14, 2022

PRICE

$2,800

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REGISTRATION CLOSES

Sept 20, 2022

 

EFFORT
6 weeks, 6-8 hours per week, collaborative online learning

Discover the path to success.

In our six-week, online intensive course, MIT faculty director Rosalind Picard and world-renowned guest speakers in the health tech venture and digital health innovation space will provide a comprehensive road map of how to:

  • Navigate the health tech venture and innovation space
  • Understand and apply the transformative power of health data and AI
  • Create a successful health tech product, service or venture
Why Study Leading Health Tech Innovation?

Healthcare data can revolutionize how we think of every part of the healthcare ecosystem. Once the domain of niche consumer products like Jawbone and Fitbit, digital health is now a category disruption that is transforming the healthcare industry by creating new value using wearables and patient engagement data.

Investments in corporate innovation and startups are set to outpace previous years as investors and healthcare companies expect innovation to come from areas such as data interoperability, mental health and personalized care. According to Global Market Insights Inc., the worldwide digital health market is projected to hit $504.4B by 2025.

In light of this opportunity, the Leading Health Tech Innovation course was developed to provide a comprehensive guide to structuring a successful health tech product, service, or venture.

This course is not just for entrepreneurs or those who join startups in the Health Tech space. It is also for those inventing new products and services within medium and large healthcare companies looking to embrace the transformative power of AI-wearables and machine learning.

Who you will learn from

Your faculty director

Rosalind Picard, Faculty Director


Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Co-Director, Advancing Wellbeing Initiative
Faculty Chair, MIT Mind+Hand+Heart


Prof. Rosalind Picard, Sc.D., is an MIT professor, inventor, author, and entrepreneur. Her team’s inventions have been twice named to "top ten" lists, including the New York Times Magazine's Best Ideas of 2006 for their Social Cue Reader, used in autism, and 2011's Popular Science Top Ten Inventions for a Mirror that Monitors Vital Signs. Her book, Affective Computing, helped launch the field by that name, giving computers (including software agents, robots, and interactive games) the skills of emotional intelligence.

She is one of the top two most-cited researchers in Digital Health and directs research at the MIT Media Lab on Affective Computing, especially focused on creating solutions to help people who are not flourishing or at risk of not flourishing. She teaches classes such as Affective Computing and Ethics, and AI for Good Mental Health. Picard’s inventions have led to AI-based advances in psychiatry and neurology, including the first smartwatch (commercialized by Empatica, sold as “Embrace”) cleared by FDA for monitoring and alerting to seizures, and wearable devices used by thousands of researchers globally for collecting medical data used in clinical trials and patient-focused research.

Picard has co-founded two successful businesses, Affectiva and Empatica. Empatica recently created a new AI wearable, in use in studies by the US Health and Human Services, for warning of a likely viral respiratory infection. She has a TEDx talk viewed by nearly two million people, and has received a variety of recognitions including one of the highest honors for an engineer, election to the National Academy.

Guest Speakers

Throughout the course, you will also learn from leading academic and industry experts from startups, venture capital, healthcare systems, government, pharma, med tech and high impact members of the healthcare ecosystem.


Rob Morris

CEO, Koko

Matteo Lai

CEO, Empatica

Teri Chou

CEO, Modus Health

Timothy Marjenin

Vice President, Neurology Regulatory Affairs, MCRA (Former FDA)

Daphne Zohar

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Pure Tech Health

Newsha Ghaeli

President, BioBot Analytics

Peter Hames

SleepIO and Big Health

Josh Wachman

Nor'easter Ventures & Deep1

Andrea Thomaz

CEO, Diligent Robotics

Jon Cropper

Head of Global Real Estate, Aviation & Marine Partnerships

Choosing Esme Learning

Recognizing that working executives require fast and efficient methods of upgrading their skills, Esme Learning has blended art and science to produce an online learning platform that drives results. We leverage cognitive and neuroscience research, personalised and individualised success coaching, and next-generation artificial intelligence technologies to enhance the learning experience, resulting in a course completion rate that is 30x higher than our competitors.

30x
Improvement on completion rate compared to other online courses
AI enabled
eLearning technology for efficient + effective collaborative learning

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Using live interactive tools and AI, Esme Learning is transforming the experience of group collaboration through its proprietary, breakthrough technology platform.

The most effective learning experiences occur in small groups who are engaged in problem solving, creative tasks, or complex decision making. In an online work environment, when people lack conversational cues, it’s hard for teams to build rapport and be successful.

Esme Learning’s platform changes the way team members interact in real-time, while video calls are happening. It uses AI to analyze online conversation dynamics and provide real-time personalized feedback to each participant to ensure that the exchange of ideas is not dominated by a single person, and that the conversation is as inclusive as possible. Simple on-screen cues guide participants to more effective team interactions.

You may pay your course fees in one upfront payment via credit or bank card, or you may opt to split payment in two or three installments. A 5% administrative fee will be added to any split payments. Financing options are also available for select courses and programs. Discounts are not included in financing options. For more information , schedule a call with a learning advisor.

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Recognizing that working executives require fast and efficient methods of upgrading their skills, Esme Learning has blended art and science to produce an online learning platform that drives results.

We leverage cognitive and neuroscience research, personalized and individualized success coaching, and next-generation artificial intelligence technologies to enhance the learning experience--resulting in a course completion rate that is 30x higher than our competitors.

Helping employees upgrade their skills benefits employers and employees alike. Many organizations offer tuition reimbursement programs as it is easier to retain top talent, and investing in up-skilling can be more cost-effective than hiring new staff. For employees, taking advantage of your employer-sponsored tuition programs is the perfect way to build skills while also building value for your company. For a sample letter to send to your employer requesting tuition reimbursement, please reach out to one of our course advisors.

As part of our commitment to your professional development, Esme Learning offers you up to a two-week period to change your course start date or request your money back if you’re not fully satisfied.

To qualify for a deferral of your course start date, or to cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your course fee, your request would need to reach our Success Team before the end of Module 1. For more information, please read our Terms and Conditions.

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