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Hilary Williams

Hilary Williams has been a senior Engagement Manager since 2010, focusing on User Experience and more.

Hilary is also co-founder of PeoplePX, a technology platform designed to help motivate older people into staying fit and healthy.

Tech as a health enabler

Wednesday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, (Nelson 1 Room)

Technology has been helping people become healthier in many different ways. However, New Zealand has a major and growing health problem.

We are the third most obese country in the world and our statistics for other health issues such as diabetes and cardio-vascular disease are worrying.

New Zealand also has an increasingly ageing population. We are living longer and with that is an unsettling boom in neurological issues such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s.

The solution is already known – increase exercise in the general population, so how can technology help?

In this talk, PeoplePX Consultant Hilary Williams will talk through how technology is helping motivate the public to get involved in beneficial physical movement and remain active.