Tuesday
19 November
Wednesday
20 November
Thursday
21 November
Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality in Healthcare

Chair

John Crawford

Digital Health

This year the Digital Health track's two themes will focus on how technology is actively being used in relation to health services. The first theme is Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality – technologies which have transferred from hype over the disillusionment phase to now presently being applied in a number of areas within health care. We will explore its use in areas such as operation planning, rehabilitation, treatment and therapy as well as its function in the education of health professionals. The use of VR/AR is wide spread among all age groups and health areas such as dementia, brain damage, social anxiety and autism – and many more possibilities. The technology has matured and the increase in applying the technology is extensive where new knowledge and results are confirming its beneficial effects.

What can you expect to learn?
We will convey concrete cases where technology is being used in education, planning, treatment and/or prevention in the health care sector.  Academics and health professionals using the technologies and health technologic developers are available to tell about current solutions. Furthermore, there will be an opportunity to see and try different examples of technology, experiencing its use and effects.  

Why should you attend this track?
You will gain inspiration from different disciplines within the healthcare sector and their experiences in using technology in different aspects of health. Additionally you will gain insight into VR/AR’s potential and patient-centered devices for self-monitoring, as well as introduction to future solutions. You are welcome to participate in discussions on the ethical aspects in using technology in healthcare. The track is based on short presentations, interactive opportunities, showcases of current solutions and meetings with experts working in their field of technology.

Target group
This track is for everyone interested in using and gaining benefits from health technology. Clinicians, patients, patient associations, social care workers, educational institutions, students or people working with health care technology may have particular interest in this track.

Programme committee

  • John Crawford, Founder and Managing Director, CMO, Crawford Works Ltd, UK 
  • Maria Hardt Schønnemann, Consultant, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, Region of Southern Denmark
  • Tine Kongsted Eefsen, Special consultant, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, Region of Southern Denmark
  • Katrine Maruri Zorzabalbere, Event Consultant, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, Region of Southern Denmark
  • Lea Bohn, Innovation Consultant, Center for Innovative Medical Technology, Odense University Hospital
  • Katrine Schousbøll Leth, Development consultant, Center for Health and Welfare Technology, City of Odense


Opening remarks from a strategic political angle.

Expert inspires and describes the newest tendencies and trends within health technology with a special focus on the development of VR and AR.

Case from the social care sector presenting tools on how to ensure knowledge for professionals, using VR/AR.

Speakers
René Martin Larsen

Case from a hospital on how medical doctors use digital simulators to practice complex surgical procedures,
just like pilots use simulators for training purposes.

Speakers
Karin Spangsberg Kristensen

2 cases from rehabilitation centers focusing on patients recovering from brain damage.

Danish and international companies present their cutting edge VR and AR rehabilitation solutions.