Digital Therapeutics and Rehabilitation for All – From Education to (Clinical) Practice The 6th annual build.well.being is an open access networking event for doers in Digital Healthcare. In a compact afternoon session and optional morning workshops with speakers from all over Europe, health professionals meet developers, applied science interweaves with innovative ideas from students, companies get together with startups and experts.
- Afternoon Innovation Talks feature entrepreneurs, visionaries and next-generation innovators over topics such as digital therapeutics in practice, training health professionals in digital rehabilitation, rapid prototyping of 3D prosthetics, and the design of exoskeletons for care. The keynote will be held by Marius Mainz (DE), Strategy and Growth Manager at HelloBetter.
- Morning Workshops (optional) with hands-on topics ranging from 3d motion capturing for VR environments, mobile gait recognition, speech assistance, telecare in healthcare practice, HL7 FHIR and more (limited seats).
Build.well.being 2022 is an free-of-charge event realized by European Region Danube-Vltava, University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, ERASMUS+ DIRENE project and more partners. Limited workshop seats available. Register now!
Moderator Florian Aigner (AT), Florian Aigner is a physicist, scientist and science author. He works as a science editor at the TU Wien and writes as a freelance journalist for numerous media. Among other things, he has written the Austrian science book of the year 2018.
13:00 – 13:10 Welcome Address – A Medical Perspective on the Promises and Premises of Digital Therapeutics and Rehabilitation, Andrea Kdolsky (AT), Medical Doctor, Head of Department of Health, St. Pölten UAS, Health-IT Consultant, former Austrian Federal Minister for Health
13:10 – 13:35 Keynote – The Establishment of a New Treatment Modality: Germany’s Experience With Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDTx or “DiGA”) As a Blueprint for Other Healthcare Systems
Marius Mainz (DE), Strategy and Growth Manager at HelloBetter, Visiting Researcher at Stanford Center for Digital Health
With the 2019 Digital Healthcare Act (DVG), Germany created a globally unique reimbursement landscape for digital therapeutics. Since October 2020, doctors and therapists can prescribe approved digital therapeutics (DiGAs) to the 73 million citizens insured with a statutory health insurer that reimburses their use. Starting as a university spinoff, HelloBetter has now the most DiGA-approved therapy courses in Germany and is one of the leading providers of digital therapeutics for mental health, globally. The keynote focuses on the value of digital therapeutics, the learnings from the DiGA landscape so far, HelloBetter’s experience with pursuing reimbursement as a business model for a digital health solution, and what other European countries can learn from the German experience.
13:35 – 13:50 Educating the Digital Rehabilitation Professional of the Future
Kaisa Lälla (FI) Senior Lecturer, ERASMUS+ DIRENE Project Manager Institute of Rehabilitation, Jamk University of Applied Sciences & Patricia Renner (AT), Junior Researcher, Ilse Arlt Institute for Social Inclusion Research St. Pölten UAS, Inmaculada Riquelme Agulló (ESP), Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy, Universitat de les Illes Balears
Based on extensive research of the literature, participative group interviews and questionnaires, this talk will present needed competencies of future rehabilitation service providers and users, as well as didactical strategies on how these may be taught and learnt. Powered by the consortium of the ERASMUS+ project DIRENE.
13:50 – 14:00 Research Innovations in Prosthetics with a Focus on 3D Printing
Tomas Chochole (CZ), Senior Researcher and Head of Interdisciplinary Cooperation, Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
Presentation of the interim results of the project “research interdisciplinary innovations in prosthetics with a focus on 3D printing” of a prosthetic arm. Sharing of experiences of the work of interdisciplinary research team from 2 universities and their industry partners from prosthetic practice. Emphasis on the application of innovative approaches in the fields of healthcare, design and additive technologies.
14:00 – 14:20 Digital Health Students Pitches – Part I
- MirReha – Smart Mirror for Patients With Parkinson’s Disease
Katja Prüger, Tobias Doeringer
+ Team: Marlene Hagl, Hahn Svenja, Jana Hebeiß, Nicole König, St Pölten UAS
“MirReha” is a smart mirror that supports speech therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease in the home setting. The smart mirror provides exercises that extend the conventional speech therapy. These exercises can be performed in front of the mirror for example in the own bathroom while being instructed by the mirror. “MirReha” can enhance the motivation to perform the exercises and increase the patients’ compliance. The visual and auditive instructions and feedback for the performed tasks can also improve the self-awareness of the own symptoms.
- ACTivate – An Easy-To-Use App to Activate Health Promoting Behaviour in Employees
Julia Daxenbichler, Major Patrick
+ Team: Ionut-Catalin Mocan, St Pölten UAS
Progressing digitalization is fundamentally changing our working environment. Work 4.0 stands for networked, digital, and flexible working conditions. Above all, the flexibilization of work location and working hours also leads to growing challenges in maintaining the health and well-being of employees, but also in organizing a company’s structure. This flexibilization makes it more complex to maintain social interactions with co-workers and it also means that occupational health management measures can no longer be carried out in the usual way.ACTivate is an easy-to-use matchmaking tool for workplace health promotion to improve employees’ health and well-being. It supports employees in designing health-promoting measures themselves and using them adapted to flexible working conditions. ACTivate is an app for connecting people through activities and creating a health culture in your organization.
- WAROMA – A New Waiting Room Management
Stefanie Pirzl, Dominik Edl
+ Team: Bernhard Fleck, Walter Landauer, Thomas Plöchl, St Pölten UAS
Sitting in the waiting room of a doctor´s office or clinic is a shared experience across nearly all humankind. Most people, regardless of where and how they live, have been in this situation at least once in their lives. For patients, hospital waiting rooms are more important than health professionals or hospital management might recognize. Often, waiting rooms are the first contact point for patients when visiting a clinic. Especially outpatients spend the major part of their stay inside a waiting room. On the other hand, waiting rooms play a significant role for health professionals in managing patient flow, acting as the main buffer in the treatment routine.
In addition, the emotional component of waiting room attendance is of great importance. When in need of medical help, anxiety, and restlessness build up easily. Managing this emotional component again strains health professionals’ capacities to keep up an effective workflow.
The goal of this project is to find a digital waiting room management system that can tackle these challenges and improve the waiting room experience for patients as well as improve workflow from a management perspective.
14:20 – 14:50 30-min Coffee & Networking Break
Exoskeletons play a vital role in rehabilitation of patients with disabilities. With the evolution of actuator and sensor technology, as well as developments in Human Machine Interaction, there has been some improvement in the level of acceptance of exoskeletons. Besides, Additive Manufacturing contributes to a greater extent to the form, fit and function of these devices. With the ForCEs project from Deggendorf Institute of Technology, a prototype was developed which matches with the anatomy and biomechanics of the human lower limbs, with a focus on the knee joint. The goal is to enhance the comfortability and intuitiveness when it comes to wearing and using lower-limb exoskeletons for rehabilitation. In this talk, the challenges, research and key development points of exoskeletons in healthcare will be explored.
Patients’ rights have relevance in ethical and high-quality digital healthcare. This talk provides insight to patients’ information- and knowledge-related rights and their importance in the digital healthcare.
15:25 – 16:00 Digital Health Students Pitches – Part II
- SleepyHead – Improving Well-Being and Mental Health by Targeting Sleep in Young Adults With a Digital Gamified Solution
Michaela Hüfken, Jung Luciano
+ Team: Thomas Barron, Adriana Jukic, Iva Kopic, Sandra Seda, St Pölten UAS
Empathetic, educational, and empowering.
That’s SleepyHead. From the melting pot of behavioral change theory, science-backed sleep therapy, and gamification, SleepyHead delivers the ultimate digital sleep solution. In this session, you’ll get to learn, explore and dive deep into the rewarding world of gamified sleep education. Simply put, anyone interested in sleeping better should attend, especially those looking to build digital therapeutics and well-being solutions. Don’t you want to be a SleepyHead?
- Applications of inertial sensors in the training of fall-prevention in the elderly
Liza Shchasnovich, Dept. of Medical Engineering, UAS Upper Austria
Inertial sensors are reasonably affordable, and can be used to make health-related training more interactive and efficient. Here we show the challenges and opportunities that arise in a practical application which is becoming more and more important in our aging society: fall prevention.
- WEscape – An Immersive Educational Video Game to Strengthen Interprofessional Relationships
Sophie Kutschi, Mona Azz
+ Team: Merry Bakuns, Sonia Markose, Victoria Pichler, Thomas Tippl, St Pölten UAS
To ensure patient safety and care, interprofessional cooperation between health professionals is a must. However, often students of different health majors don’t get in touch with each other. Therefore, they are unsure how to act efficiently as a team once they’re in their respective work environments. This leads to a significant reduction in patient safety and the all-around quality of care. Our team has been working on a solution that shall captivate students’ minds. Our escape room-based computer game challenges each player to team up with other players of different professions, solving puzzles and therefore strengthening knowledge as well as soft skills such as communication and teamwork. Let’s learn and work together!
16:00 – Open Networking
09:30 Morning Coffee & Registration
09:45 Morning Address
10:00- 12:00 Hands-on Workshop (limited seats, first come first serve)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch & Lunch Break (in the large assembly hall, Building A)
Workshop #1 Technical Advancements in Clinical Gait Analysis and Rehabilitation: moving out of the lab and into clinical practice (together with StappOne) (30 seats max)
Tarique Siragy (US) Senior Researcher, Center for Digital Health and Social Innovation, St. Pölten UAS & Brian Horsak (AT), Senior Researcher and Lead Center for Digital Health and Social Innovation, St. Pölten UAS
The quantification and analysis of human movement have always challenged researchers and clinicians over the past decades. While it was a time-consuming and cumbersome task in the early days of motion capturing, technical advancements such as increasing processing power, (wearable) sensor technologies, the ability to collect and process large amount of data, machine learning approaches, and Extended Reality are revolutionizing clinical gait analysis and rehabilitation (CGA) for both clinical and research settings. This workshop aims to offer a brief overview of state-of-the-art methods to quantify human locomotion three-dimensionally within the lab and how they contribute to musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Finally, this workshop provides a brief perspective on how the rapid technological development might shape the future of gait analysis and rehabilitation not only in laboratory settings but especially in clinical practice.
Participants will have the opportunity to get an on-site impression of our state-of-art Digital Health Lab and try out exciting technologies that are used in our ongoing research to support musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Workshop #2 Creating Voice Assistants for Health Care Applications (20 seats max)
Kaisa Lälla (FI), Senior Lecturer, ERASMUS+ DIRENE Project Manager Institute of Rehabilitation, Jamk University of Applied Sciences, & Mario Heller (AT), Senior Lecturer and Researcher St. Pölten UAS & Andreas Jakl (AT), Senior Lecturer and Researcher St. Pölten UAS
Whether participation by senior citizens, social service follow-up and reminders, communication aids for everyday (learning) work, or just calling a loved one: voice assistants are paving the way for easily accessible digital services for everyone in our society. In this workshop you will develop new insight in the application of smart speakers. You will explore the potentials and challenges, how voice assistance could be used in rehabilitation, together with the DIRENE project consortium and other interested parties from the fields of social care, health and technology (no prior technical knowledge required).
Workshop #3 Teaching Telecare – Interprofessional Educational Concepts for Client-Professional Interaction in Remote Settings (powered by EU ERASMUS+ project DIRENE) (20 seats max)
Evanthia Sakellari (GR), Associate Professor, Department of Public and Community Health, Laboratory of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of West Attica & Patricia Renner (AT), Junior Researcher Ilse Arlt Institute for Social Inclusion Research, St. Pölten UAS & Alexandra Kolm (AT), Senior Lecturer Department of Health, St. Pölten UAS & Iosune Salinas Bueno (ESP), Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy, Universitat de les Illes Balears
Interaction via videoconference enables access to care via distance. This workshop focuses on how an inclusive, trusting and empathic relationship can be created in remote settings. You will explore the potentials and challenges, how professionals can learn to engage patients in digital space. Based on findings of their research, the DIRENE project consortium will give insight, which communicational and educational competencies are vital to design digital environments in a user-centered approach.
Workshop #4 Introduction to Applied Digital Rehabilitation Research in Europe and Emerging Countries (powered by EU ERASMUS+ project DIRENE) (25 seats max)
Angela Arntz (DE), Department of Applied Health Sciences, Hochschule für Gesundheit Bochum & Christian F. Freisleben-Teutscher (AT), SKILL – Service and Competence Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning St. Pölten UAS, Inmaculada Riquelme Agulló (ESP), Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy, Universitat de les Illes Balears
In this workshop we will collaboratively work on the theoretical background of digital technologies that are used in rehabilitation. You will get an understanding of different types of assistive technology and settings, based on research of the DIRENE consortium on their clinical use. Aim of the workshop is to provide health care professionals ideas for personalized rehabilitation plans using digital technologies for service users / patients and clients.
Workshop #5 HL7 FHIR for Beginners – I’m Getting FHIRed up! (20 seats max)
Oliver Krauss & Emmanuel Helm, both HL7 Austria Members and Senior Researchers at University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
In this workshop you will learn the latest HL7 data exchange standard in healthcare. FHIR – Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resources – and its RESTlike API with FHIR-resources offer numerous possibilities to build future-proof applications and interfaces. If possible please install a RESTful cient such as SoapUI, Postman or any other on your laptop.
Build.well.being 2022 , Fri June 10th
- 13:00 – 16:00 CEST Afternoon Innovation Talks
- 09:30 – 13:00 CEST (Optional) Morning Workshops and Lunch
- Live at Campus St. Pölten, Campus-Platz 1, A-3100 St. Pölten, Austria and on Youtube