The possible benefits of body computing--the use of implanted, digested, or wearable devices that transmit health data--are almost as numerous as the number of tech gizmos the concept has spawned. There's Nike Plus and next-gen pedometers, smart pills and smart bandages, iPhone apps, and intricate pacemakers.
Professor of Medicine; Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine
USC school of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
Reinventing the Consumer
Leslie Saxon, 50, has worked in the field of networked health monitoring for 17 years, consulting for companies such as Boston Scientific and Medtronic. She's also the founder of the annual Body Computing conference, which attracts executives from companies including GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, and Nike.