Uwe Diegel (born 1965 in New Zealand), was a concert pianist until the age of 26. Following an accident that partially restricted movement in the right arm, he started a new career in medical diagnostics, quickly developing a particular interest in chronic diseases such as hypertension, asthma, and diabetes. His intense scientific curiosity has led him not only to develop new technologies in these fields but also to interest himself to the field of medical manufacturing, industrial design and problems faced by Asian manufacturing concerns.
Uwe lives in Paris, France, where he runs HealthWorks Global and does fundamental research in medical diagnostics. He is today considered to be a foremost expert in the field of blood pressure management, diabetes, asthma and in the manufacturing of medical diagnostics devices.
In 2009, Uwe got interested in connected health as a means of providing better patient management. He became involved in iHealth, a platform that takes all the signals of the body and translates them into a meaningful format using smartphones and tablets. iHealth is today the world leader in the field of Connected Health. Uwe served as CEO of iHealthLabs Europe until 2016. He left iHealth in 2016 to work on the LifeInA project.
Uwe Diegel has been at the forefront of international changes in healthcare technology for the last 30 years. His drive and passion for innovative technology have driven major changes in perception about healthcare. He has driven the manufacturing of medical devices to new horizons by forcing new practices in manufacturing and innovation. An internationally recognized expert in the management of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, he is continuously looking for better solutions to improve outcomes for patients. He has for the last few years spearheaded the dissemination and acceptance of connected health as a tool for providing better solutions for patients.