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build.well.being 2024

eXtending Realities in Healthcare

Fri, Sept 13th 2024 13:00 - 17:00 CEST
Live at Campus St. Pölten AT, Large Assembly Hall | Program | Register Now!

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The 8th annual build.well.being is an open access networking event for doers in Digital Healthcare. Health professionals meet developers, applied science intersects with innovative ideas from students and companies. The build.well.being 2024 will take place in conjunction with Immersive Expo Austria Sept 12th to 13th.

eXtending Realities in Healthcare will feature entrepreneurs, scientific and clinical experts, visionaries and next-generation innovators on topics such as XR Training for Healthcare Staff, GenAI-based MedicalXR Prototyping and Next-Gen XR Interfaces. Build.well.being 2024 is a free-of-charge event realized by Immersive Expo Austria, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences and more partners. Limited seats available. Register now! 




Gabriella ‘Gabs’ Chihan-Stanley (AT), Co-founder & CCO VRisch, Founder XRVienna, Award-winning VR Director, SXSW Advisory Board Member, LinkedIn Top Creativity and Innovation Voice, Forbes Top 20 EU women founders, Momtrepreneur

13:10 – 13:35 Keynote – Empowering Healthcare Professionals through XR Resilience Training

Nina Dalkner (AT), Psychologist and Senior Director and Scientist, Division of Psychiatry and Psychotherapeutic Medicine , Medical University of Graz
Nina Dalkner is psychologist who habilitated in theoretical-experimental psychiatry and leads a research group in Cognition Research at Med-Uni Graz. Her area of expertise is the study of cognitive biases and introspective accuracy. Since 2024 she is leading an ambitious Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Action to develop XR resilience training for the healthcare workforce, with 12+ clinical, academic, and industry partners from across Europe. The project uses XR tools for short interventions, supporting healthcare workers in managing job-related stress through empirically grounded, personalized resilience training to benefit both individuals and organizations.

13:35 – 13:55 Keynote II – Reinventing Patient Experience in the Metaverse

Anca Petre (FR), Health Entrepreneur,  Host at Into The Metahealth | Cofounder Medrise Studio & MedShake Studio, TEDx Speaker & Author

Anca Petre’s passion for the intersection between health and tech was born during her studies. She completed a double degree in pharmaceutical sciences at Université Paris-Saclay and management at INSEEC Business School. During her PharmD, she specialized in the use of blockchain technology in the healthcare industry. She is the co-founder of Medrise Studio, a Paris-based Web3 agency specialized in healthcare. She just released her new book  “Digital Health and Patient Data – Empowering Patients in the Healthcare Ecosystem” at Taylor & Francis Group.

13:55 – 14:10 Deep Dive #1 – Envisioning Next-Gen XR Interfaces for Expert Guidance in Healthcare
Nils Berger (AT), CEO & Founder Viewpointsystem
Nils Berger is a seasoned founder and entrepreneur with a proven track record in the information services, technology consultancy, and automation industries. His deep tech company, Viewpointsystem, has developed the award-winning “Digital Iris” technology, which uses eye-tracking for an intuitive human-machine interface (HMI) in XR. Viewpointsystem’s smart glasses, applied in healthcare, enhance focus training and provide deep insights into users’ attention and perception.

14:10 – 14:35 Digital Health Students Pitches – Part I (5 min each)

  • Photo of Ahmed HusseinPhoto of Teodora RandelovicRadQuest – Mobile Learning Game for Radiography Students
    Teodora Randelovic, Ahmed Hussein + Team: Israa El-Sayed, Serife Oeztuerk, Ulrike Schwertberger
    , St Pölten UAS 

    This mobile app is transforming radiography education into a fun, interactive game. Perfect for students, educators, and medical imaging pros, RadQuest makes complex concepts easy and enjoyable. With our gamified approach, studying becomes a game you’ll love. Revise on the go and level up your learning anytime, anywhere.
    Join the RadQuest community today and elevate your radiography education!
  • Photo of Andreas SteinbacherPhoto of Katharina WeisereLLMoH – Enabling Large Language Models in the Organization of Hospitals
    Katharina Weiser, Andreas Steinbacher + Team: Matea Jelica, Dominik Mayrhofer, Frederik Schwomma, Qendresa Visoka, Sandra Zwick
    , St Pölten UAS
    Imagine an emergency room where voice assistants handle paperwork, enabling healthcare staff to focus on patient treatment. The eLLM-oH project uses AI to automate tasks, reduce workload, and improve support. This includes voice-based admission forms, multilingual capabilities, and self-service registration. The initial focus is on improving documentation efficiency in emergency rooms, with the potential to expand across healthcare.
  • Photo of Lukas OppenauerPhoto of Dario MorattiTheraNote – Streamlined Documentation for Physiotherapists in Austria
    Dario Moratti, Lukas Oppenauer + Team: Bernhard Wirlach, Miriam Kalkgruber, Fazia Elfakharany, St Pölten UAS TheraNote tackles fragmented physiotherapy records by seamlessly integrating with Austria’s ELGA system. We propose a standardized ELGA schema for flexible and thorough documentation. An embedded application streamlines documentation within ELGA, fostering consistent, traceable records for improved patient care and data accessibility.
  • Photo of Rebecca MittermaierPhoto of Anna GrötzschelMS-AiD – Simplifies Your Journey through Multiple Sclerosis
    Anna Grötzschel, Rebecca Mittermaier, St Pölten UAS
    Imagine struggling with multiple sclerosis (MS) and feeling overwhelmed by the daily challenges posed by a variety of symptoms. Finding the right tools and specialists can be a maze. That’s where MS-AiD steps in. It’s your personalized MS companion, offering a one-stop shop for managing your condition. MS-AiD empowers you with two main tools: an App Finder to discover helpful apps based on your specific needs, and a Specialist Finder to connect with local specialists for targeted support. Forget sifting through endless options – MS-AiD tailors your complex journey and makes it easier than ever to take control of your MS.

14:35 – 15:05 30-min Coffee & Networking Break

15:05 – 15:30 Keynote III – Accelerating Medical XR Development with Generative AI

George Papagiannakis (CH), Co-founder and CEO of ORama.VR, Professor at University of Crete, Researcher FORTH, Visiting Professor University of Geneva

George Papagiannakis is a computer scientist specializing in computer graphics systems, extended reality algorithms and geometric computational models for enhanced human-computer interaction. He is co-founder and CEO of ORamaVR, a Swiss deep-tech spatial-computing startup with the mission to accelerate the world’s transition to medical XR training. He is also Professor of Computer Graphics at the Computer Science department of the University of Crete, Greece, Affiliated Research Fellow at the Human Computer Interaction Laboratory of the Institute of Computer Science in the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas,  Greece, and Visiting Professor of Computer Science at the CUI, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

15:30 – 15:40 Deep Dive #2 – Digitizing Neuropsychology with Cognitive Insights based on Eye-Tracking
Julia Kern (AT), Co-CEO Somareality
Julia Kern co-leads SOMAREALITY, a company that aims to revolutionize neuropsychology by leveraging eye-tracking data to gain comprehensive brain insights and unlock human potential. SOMA’s technology is currently being applied in select B2B use cases and promising research partnerships.

15:40 – 15:50 Deep Dive #3 – Personalising Immersive Digital Therapies for Anxiety Disorders through AI
Frank Scharnowski (AT), Professor at Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
Frank Scharnowski has an interdisciplinary background in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Neuroscience. He is Head of the Department of Cognition, Emotion, and Methods in Psychology at the University of Vienna. His research focuses on translational methods development for neurological and psychiatric disorders, including brain-computer interfaces, computational modeling, data science, machine learning, and computational psychiatry.

15:50 – 16:00 Deep Dive #4 – Investigating User Acceptance of Spatial Computing for Person-Centred Care
Matei Capatu (AT), Scientific Associate Academy for Ageing Research at Haus der Barmherzigkeit & Michael Kaindleinsberger (AT), Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Upper Austria / Linz
Matei Capatu and Michael Kaindleinsberger are experts in end-user acceptance who joined forces to examine user feedback from the field-testing of a “Smart Companion” in senior residents’ apartments. AI-driven appliances such as vacuum cleaner robots are increasingly common in households, yet they have the potential to do much more than just clean floors. These devices, equipped with a vast array of sensors and substantial computing power, could detect potential falls and call for help in emergencies. When combined with voice assistants and LLM-based chatbots, they could serve as the foundation for autonomous care companions.

16:00 – 16:45 Inspiration Chat by Digital Makers Hub: The Chatbot Will See You Now – Real World Caretaking Or Virtual Reality Treatment?
Host: Vanessa Leung (AT/CH), Center for Digital Health and Social Innovation, St. Pölten UAS
Discussion with the panelists, Gabs Chihan-Stanley, Nina Dalkner, Nils Berger, and Anca Petre

16:45 – Open Networking


Registration & Location

Build.well.being 2024, Friday, September 13th

  • 13:00 – 17:00 CEST
  • Live at Campus St. Pölten, Large Assembly Hall, Campus-Platz 1, A-3100 St. Pölten, Austria.

Partner Events

DigiHealthDay (DHD) is a Global Forum for Education, Research, Innovation, and Networking in Digital Health, with the theme “Global Digital Health – today, tomorrow, and beyond.” It is organized by the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI), the international campus of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), together with its partners, sponsors, and donors. DHD includes a series of events, both onsite and online, throughout the year, all centered around the theme “How are digital technologies transforming health and care around the world?” The series culminates in the main symposium, DigiHealthDayS, and the networking event, DigiHealthNight, in November.


Build.well.being 2024 is a free of charge event realized by St. Pölten UASXRViennaImmersive Expo Austria,with partners.

Hosted by Center for Digital Health and Social Innovation, Master Program Digital Healthcare and Master Program Gamified Reality Applications for Real-world Challenges and Experiences (GRACE).

Digital Makers Hub (DMH) and Digital Innovation Hub Ost (DIHOst) are initiatives with financial support from the federal ministry for digital and economic affairs of the republic of Austria within the research programme “Digital Innovation Hub in Österreich”.

EUDRES is co-financed by OeAD


Event Management: Daniela Zeilinger, St. Pölten UAS