Making the change from healthcare wearables to “personables”
Guest: Kent Dicks, Founder and CEO of Life365
On today’s episode of the Cruxpoints podcast we are joined by CEO and Founder of Life 365, Kent Dicks. Kent is a serial entrepreneur with many successful ventures under his belt and as a healthcare executive with over 30 years of experience, Kent has first hand knowledge of what it is like to create companies with purpose that succeed in new and emerging markets throughout the healthcare space.
Some of Kent’s past companies include the remote health monitoring suite MedApps which was acquired by Alere in 2012 and Aztech professional services, a provider of IT. Engineering, and aerospace/defense professionals with a focus on high security clients.
Kent joins us today to talk a bit about his latest venture, Life 365 and its dynamic platform called Rain. With Life365 Kent is hoping to capture the market on intelligent wearable devices that serve the senior and chronic healthcare markets.
We talk a lot about the wearables such as the Fitbit or Apple watch that are on the market today and how these devices differ from the products Life365 will be launching. With a focus on the difference between a wearable and a “personable” as Kent calls it, this episode dives into the reasons why people have been slow to adopt the use of wearable technology for their healthcare, the differentiation between the healthcare and health/fitness markets, and much, much more.
This episode is chock full of great insights and information, so take a listen and enjoy!