Wearables and Wellbeing Data – The Benefits to Employees – Employers and Society

In ADP From The Trust Bridge Channel by Mary Kurek


Dr Joe Hitt, CEO and Founder from GoxLabs
Liz Coker, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, CIPM at 3PMobile/3PHealth from 3pHealth

Your Host, Penny Heyes,The Trust Bridge

Today, we discuss the technological advancements in wellbeing and healthcare, and how the data can help individuals, employers, and society in general.  Over 80% of workplace injuries are avoidable and we can predict these, and mitigate the risk through the use of wearable tracking and monitoring software.

Behavioral changes – how do we influence these?
Developments in technology help as we collect anonymous data and aggregate it. We look at the benefits:

  • Aggregation of data
  • Employer benefits
  • Mitigation of accidents/injury, etc.
  • Wellbeing vs medical data
  • Use of data



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Panel Bios

Dr. Joe Hitt is recognized nationally as an expert in wearable robotic technologies and human systems. Hitt’s also a retired, service-disabled Army Lieutenant Colonel who became obsessed with wearable robotics and the accuracy of fitness trackers following injuries sustained serving four years in an airborne unit. After breaking a leg, herniating disks, and dislocating a shoulder in one parachute accident, Hitt learned that the first step to optimizing his rehabilitation was an accurate measurement.

Hitt’s credited with creating the world’s first bionic running leg as showcased on the Discovery Channel with a Special Forces amputee running at eight mph only four months after losing his limb.

Hitt is a former DARPA Program Manager for the LS3, Warrior Web, EXACTO, Squad X, and Vulture projects. He has managed a wide variety of advanced technology programs from intelligent munitions, counter-mine tech, alternative energy, and legged robotics over the course of 15 years, with budgets over $1 Billion. He has also partnered with over 100 academic and industry organizations. As an Associate Professor at the United States Military Academy’s Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics Group, Hitt led a Mechanical Engineering Program that ranked #2 nationally according to US NEWS & WORLD REPORTS and taught over 500 students annually.

Hitt regularly participates on multiple governments, private and academic panels, and boards including the Board on Army Science and Technology and the Army Basic Science Review Panel. He’s been invited to speak at numerous conferences including the National Robotics Initiative, the National Defense Industrial Association, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the Harvard University Smart Clothes Symposium, and ExxonMobil Wearable Technology Workshop.

At GoX Labs, Hitt concentrates on refining the accuracy of fitness trackers and developing the next generation of fitness wearables to improve health and performance.

Liz Coker has over 30 years of experience in sales, operations, strategic and tactical marketing, and management within the digital health, technology distribution, manufacturing, and channel consulting segments.  Responsible for Sales, Marketing & Biz Ops at 3PHealth, which offers a mobile digital health delivery and patient engagement platform, called Choice. This unifies and personalizes health services delivery and content in support of improved health and financial outcomes. The platform lets health systems, payers, and self-insured employers build an open, digital health and wellness ecosystem in support of their health and economic goals.