E541: “Future of Health” with Chamath Palihapitiya & innovators Athos (smart athletic apparel), e-NABLE (3D-printed prosthetic hands for children) & AcuPebble (breathing & cardiac sensors)

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about this episode

Today’s episode is another incredible two-parter from Launch Festival 2015. First, a fascinating panel discussion on the “Future of Health” with three companies leading the charge: Athos (smart clothing that gives you important data on your muscles in real-time), e-Nable (3D-printed prosthetic hands given to children for free), & AcuPebble (a tiny sensor that monitors breathing & cardiac activity). Jason & Chamath Palihapitiya (Founding Partner, Social+Capital Partnership) talk with each to discover secrets behind their innovations, including how you can use Athos not to only train your body but also recover from injuries faster, how e-Nable reduced the consumer’s cost of a prosthetic hand from $10k to FREE (they are a non-profit so please follow Jason & Chamath’s lead & donate here!), and how AcuPebble’s device can help offset the $165b in healthcare costs associated with identifying & treating sleep apnea. Then Jason & Chamath sit down to dive deeper into healthcare’s opportunities, discussing a great many topics including Chamath’s rigorous & valuable due diligence process, what he looks for in healthcare investments, how the U.S. is at risk of becoming laggards in technology & innovation if we don’t change our immigration laws — and much more!

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