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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.

eXtending Realities in Healthcare – Talks feature entrepreneurs, visionaries and next-generation innovators over 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. Full Program 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 with a Habilitation 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 four-year Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Action with 12+ clinical, academic, and industry partners and a budget of €6 mio. to develop XR resilience training for the healthcare workforce.

13:35 – 14:00 Keynote II – Accelerating Medical XR Development with Generative AI

George Papagiannakis (GR), 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.

14:00 – 14:20 Keynote III – 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 about “Digital Health and Patient Data – Empowering Patients in the Healthcare Ecosystem” at Taylor & Francis Group.

14:20 – 14:35 Digital Health Students Pitches – Part I (5 min each)

  • RadQuest – A Gamified Mobile Learning App Susi Mustermann, Max Mustermann +Team: Susi Mustermann, Max Mustermann, St Pölten UAS Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum.
  • eLLM-oH – Enabling Large Language Models in the Organization of Hospital Susi Mustermann, Max Mustermann +Team: Susi Mustermann, Max Mustermann, St Pölten UAS Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua.

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

15:05 – 15:15 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 the eyes as a human-machine interface (HMI). By making eye tracking applicable for mixed reality, Digital Iris creates an intuitive connection between humans and machines.

15:15 – 15:25 Deep Dive #2 – Enhancing XR Training with Digital Neuropsychology
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.

15:25 – 15:35 Digital Health Students Pitches – Part II (5 min each)

  • TheraNote –  Streamlined & EHR-Compliant Documentation for Physiotherapists in Austria Susi Mustermann, Max Mustermann +Team: Susi Mustermann, Max Mustermann, 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.
  • MS-AiD: Simplifies Your Multiple Sclerosis Journey – Personalised Navigating, Empowered Living Susi Mustermann, Max Mustermann +Team: Susi Mustermann, Max Mustermann, St Pölten UAS Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua.

15:35 – 15:45 Deep Dive #3 – Personalising Immersive Digital Therapies by Modelling AI-based Fear Responses
Frank Scharnowski (AT), Professor at Institute for Psychology and Cognition, University of Vienna
Frank Scharnowski is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Psychology. His research focuses on developing new methods to better understand psychological and neuroscientific phenomena such as perception, attention, memory, emotion, and reward. His current methodologies include brain imaging, neurofeedback, computational modeling, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and psychophysics. A key goal of his work is to translate these methods and insights into experimental therapies for psychiatric disorders (including addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, phobias, and Alzheimer’s) and neurological disorders (such as stroke, neglect, and blindsight).

15:45 – 15:55 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 Samariterbund Upper Austria & Linz
Matei Capatu and Michael Kaindleinsberger examined the initial user experiences from the “Smart Companion” field tests conducted in several senior residents’ apartments. AI-driven appliances, like 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.

15:55 – 16:45 Inspiration Chat by Digital Makers Hub: The Chatbot Will See You Now – Real World Caretaking Or Virtual Reality Treatment? Discussion with the panelists Nina Dalker, Nils Berger, George Papagiannakis, and Anca Petre

16:45 – Open Networking


Registration & Location

Build.well.being 2023, Friday, June 16th

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