Julien Penders is co-founder and COO at Bloomlife, where he’s building the future of prenatal health using wearable technologies and predictive analytics. Julien is a passionate entrepreneur with 12-year experience in R&D and product development for market leaders in the medical and digital health spaces. He led international teams through the development of wearable and digital health products covering hardware, software, analytics and clinical validation. He has (co-) authored over 60 papers and 14 patents. He has been a keynote or invited speakers at multiple events including TEDx and the Creativity World Forum. He serves on the IEEE Technical Committee on Biomedical Health Informatics, and sits on the Program Committees for several international conferences. Julien was a 2004/2005 fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Systems Engineering from University of Liege, Belgium (2004), and a M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, MA (2006).
Bloomlife is a women’s health company solving one of the most significant yet underserved challenges today, maternal and prenatal health. We combine medical grade wearables with artificial intelligence to answer expectant mom’s most fundamental questions: is my baby ok? And is everything ok with my pregnancy? We provide unprecedented level of insights to expectant mom and her care team to identify modifiable risk factors to reduce costs and improve birth outcomes. Through the most advanced combination of technology, medical expertise, and data science Bloomlife translates maternal and fetal health parameters into actionable information to better predict and manage pregnancy complications before it’s too late.