build.well.being 2019

A Digital Healthcare Networking Event

Fri, June 14th 2019 | St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria | Program

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build.well.being 2019 Overview

The doers are the major thinkers! The 3rd annual build.well.being is a free of charge networking event for doers in Digital Healthcare. Health professionals meet developers, applied science interweaves with innovative ideas from students, companies get together with startups and experts.

  • Afternoon Innovation Talks feature entrepreneurs and visionaries over topics such as leading the worldwide (m)edtech revolution to Estonians take on decision support algorithms. How to start up the idea of providing feeling to a leg and foot prosthesis and pitch projects from the next generation. Optional choices are:
  • Morning Digital Healthcare Workshops (optional) with hands-on topics ranging from motion capturing and digital avatars over FHIR and (medical) text mining to telehealth application architectures. Join for free*.
  • Pre-Event Networking Dinner (optional) in St. Pöltens famous Rendl Keller for international and regional guests on June 13th 17:00 – 22:00. Join for free*, only accommodation is on you.

* Build.well.being 2019 is an free of charge event realized by European Region Danube-Vltava, University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, Zukunftsakademie Mostviertel and partners. Limited tickets available – Register now! 

Network Partners

Afternoon Innovation Talks

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Break (Lunch in the large Assembly Hall)

14:00 Moderation & Welcome Address

Moderator Florian Aigner (AT), Physicist, Science Explainer & Book Author
Florian Aigner is a physicist, scientist  and author. He works as a science editor at the Vienna Technical University and writes as a freelance journalist for numerous media. Among other things, he has written the Austrian science book of the year 2018.
Welcome Barbara Stadler (DE), European Region Danube-Vltava and Jakob Doppler (AT), Academic Director Master Digital Healthcare, Co-Director Center for Digital Health Innovation, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

14:15 Keynote – Medical Device Innovation at MIT
Brian Anthony (US), Associate Director MIT.nano, Co-Director of the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center & Director, Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The vision of MEDRC (Medical Electronic Device Realization Center) is to transform the medical electronic device industries: to revolutionize medical diagnostics and treatments, bringing health care directly to the individual; and to create enabling technology for a information-driven healthcare system. The MEDRC establishes partnerships among industry, medical professionals, and MIT to collaboratively achieve improvements in the cost and performance of medical electronic devices. The successful realization of such a vision demands innovations in the usability and productivity of medical devices, and new technologies and approaches to manufacture devices. We will explore examples in ultrasound imaging and novel medical sensors.

14:45 MedTech meets EdTech – The Rise of a Hidden Austrian Champion
Klaus Müller (AT/US), CEO of 123 Meducine and 123 Sonograpy
123meducine is the leading online-platform in medical education for ultrasound and echocardiography.  The company produces film-quality educational content with hundreds of 5-star reviews from customers around the world. The team of 30 employees is lead by founder Dr. Thomas Binder, University Professor for Cardiology and Internal Medicine, and former Google-Manager DI Klaus Müller. 123meducine is working to extend its educational programs to other medical fields across to its more than 400,000 users based in over 200 countries. The vision of 123meducine is to make medical education increasingly accessible to international medical professionals and to strengthen and facilitate Austria’s position in the growing market of medical e-learning.

15:05 Algorithms and Decision Support Systems for Detecting Diseases and Indicators for HIV screening
Kristjan Krass (EST), Cofounder Diagnostic Match
Kristjan co-founded Diagnostic Match, to come up with a better way to identify patients who are at risk for contracting HIV. They do this with an algorithm that analyzes patients’ health data and looks for HIV indicator diseases that shows doctors, which patients are in the risk group and need testing. They are currently leading the first Estonian HIV risk group based clinical research study in cooperation with 12 public health organizations and includes more than 124,000 patients. Kristjan Krass has a pharmaceutical background and moved into healthcare and IT.

15:20 Break

15:35 Challenges in the Development of a Feeling Prosthesis
Rainer Schultheis, CEO, Saphenus Medical Technology
Rainer Schultheis is co-founder and CEO of Saphenus. He achieved a spot in Austrias Top 100 entrepreneurs 2018 according to the “Gewinn” magazine. Before that he was a science journalist in the Austrian Broadcasting Company (ORF) for over 20 years. The Lower Austrian Startup Saphenus unites medical, sensor engineering and mechanical expertise including business and management capacities at international level. Interdisciplinary approaches require special networks. Saphenus found them easily in Austria to help develop a feeling prosthesis.

15:50 – 17:00  Student Pitch Presentations (~8 min each)

Students pitch presentations from the the European Region Danube-Vltava & St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences Showreel

  • Dumanic MonikaMantler AlexanderPAR®OT: Call Me By Your Need – A healthcare professional calling system which reduces noise, stress and alarm fatigue
    Alexander Mantler, Monika Dumanic
    + Team: Alexander Vollmer, Stefan Noestlinger, Stephan Pokorny, Julia Puerstinger and Markus Schimanko
    After sparking the idea of improving the conventional nurse call button in hospitals, we developed a prototype of a smart and affordable nurse call system. Imagine being a patient in a hospital with only one option to express your needs. A single button to push that activates an alarm. There is no information attached to that alarm. Your request is not specified nor triaged. Every alarm must be handled as an emergency. This is where PAR®OT comes into play. A web browser-based application to handle your individual request. Are you in pain, thirsty, or do you simply need assistance to go to the bathroom? Just use PAR®OT to let your healthcare professional know. No shrill alarms, no unnecessary disturbances. Your healthcare professional gets notified about your request and may respond instantly. The additional information to the request helps to improve the daily routine and promotes your health and necessities. Additionally, every request is documented and traceable.
  • Kamp ChristophGonaus Janina-KatharinaDr. BellyWell: keep your belly well – How we plan to achieve adequate support in the pre- and postoperative care of gastric bypass patients
    Janina Gonaus, Christoph Kamp
    + Team: Annika Ullrich, Rene Kainz and Simon Stroehle
    Dr. BellyWell is an application which utilizes a voice activated speech interface (Amazon Alexa). Natural language processing assists patients before and after receiving gastric bypass surgery. The focus is on giving those patients valuable information before their scheduled intervention and to primarily support their recovery after the surgery. Dr. BellyWell monitors the users’ progress, reacts accordingly and informs the user to change his or her eating behavior. Or in extreme cases, gives advice to the user to contact his or her physician. Additionally to gastric bypass patients, there are further groups who can benefit from using Dr. Bellywell. Doctors, therapists and insurance groups will be able to profit from adequate care of gastric bypass patients.
  • Matousek EliasKollmitzer DavidFallTec: Using a Wearable Sensor to Reduce Fall Risk for Patients with Dementia
    David Kollmitzer, Elias Matousek
    + Team: Isabel Kächele, Philipp Köcher and Jürgen Maureder
    Falls of elderly people represent a major healthcare problem. Many fall detection systems are already available, but there is a lack of systems which focus on prevention. The primary goal of FallTec is to prevent patients with dementia from falling by monitoring and identifying high-fall-risk patients via sensor-based gait analysis. Using this information, healthcare professionals can intervene earlier. In the end, this leads to a higher well-being for patients and relieves the healthcare system. Be excited about the presentation of our self-designed prototype and web-application.
  • Jessica Ortiz Huerta, © OrtizGIS in Primary Health Care (PHC): improving remote monitoring in rural communities
    Jessica Ortiz (Technische Hochschule Deggendorf)
    + Team: Anna Marquardt

    When planning public health campaigns or responding to disease outbreaks, health organizations need information on where intended beneficiaries live, as well as real-time insights from the field in much of the world, information from the most recent census is often out of date, and timely insights from remote communities are scarce. Healthcare mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS), have become an essential tool in health care decision making It informs policy makers and health professionals about the spatial distribution and patterns of health-related epidemiology and their underlying relationships to populations. Understanding your community helps identify the services patients and country need. With GIS in PHC, vulnerable populations can be visualized, community resources identified, disease surveillance enabled, and community stakeholders connected.
  • Seel MariellaAndorfer MichaelKARLI – Kidfriendly Augmented Reality Learning Interface – Learn about the human body by having a look inside!
    Michael Andorfer, Mariella Seel
    + Team: Patrick Knogler, Anna-Maria Lienhart and Johannes Panzenboeck
    People are forced to make health-related decisions throughout their whole life – often without even knowing the essentials for dealing with such meaningful topics. We believe that having basic knowledge about the human body and its functions is crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, growing health literacy starts at the youngest age – and this is where KARLI comes into play! Developed to suit the requirements of primary school teaching & learning and designed to empower children, we want to equip kids with the most important facts about their body – starting with a deeper look into anatomy by using our AR app for exploring the human heart!
  • STaRT – bringing rehabilitation into your living room (only at the booth)
    Almesberger Marcel, Wiesinger Sarah
    Telerehabilitation can be a new approach to support the therapy of patients with functional and mental disabilities. This topic is nowadays mentioned a lot in the media and is also discussed in politics. The chance of real implementations is getting higher and higher. In this project we want to test an already developed telerehabilitation platform called UMBRELLO. We want to define new use cases for this platform and evaluate these use-cases with test subjects.

Morning Digital Healthcare Workshops

Choose 2 out of the following workshops. Bring your laptop. No prerequisites but Microsoft Office skills required.

09:00 Morning Address & Moderation

09:15 – 10:45 Hands-on Workshop – Round 1

10:45 – 11:15 Break

11:15- 12:45 Hands-on Workshop – Round 2 (same as 1 except – Telemedicine Part II)

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Break & Lunch (in the large Assembly Hall)

Workshop #1 Augmenting motor rehabilitation – Application of motion capturing, virtual reality & 3D ultrasound imaging in clinical practice
Brian Horsak (AT), Senior Researcher and Co-Lead Center for Digital Health Innovation, St. Pölten UAS & Mark Simonlehner (AT), Researcher Department of Health, St. Pölten UAS
This workshop will give a brief overview and insight into emerging technologies in motor rehabilitation and will allow attendees to practically put these to test.  Motion Capturing: to evaluate movement disorders three-dimensional (3D) motion capturing techniques represent the gold standard in neuro-orthopedic clinical practice. This technology allows to collect 3D quantitative information about the mechanics of the musculo-skeletal system. Virtual Reality: the combination of real-time motion capturing techniques and immersive virtual reality offers huge potential to move motor rehabilitation to the next level. Medical imaging: Simple 2D Ultrasound (US) imaging has been successfully used as a low-cost and non-invasive medical imaging tool to assist clinicians during their medical decision-making process. Recent advances in computer science and technology now allow to transform these simple 2D US images into 3D space by combing motion capturing techniques with simple US technology.

Workshop #2 Create engaging Healthcare Experiences with Augmented Reality – From Design to App Development
Andreas Jakl (AT), Senior Lecturer St. Pölten UAS & Anna Runefelt (SE/SVN), Founder of Nordic Art Initative & Healthcare visualization initiative Art with a Bigger purpose
Would you like to try hands-on how to create your first Augmented Reality app? In this session, you will see how easy it is to use 3D technologies and automated speech processing (through Amazon Sumerian) to explain healthcare-related topics. The session is defined for health professionals with little or no prior experience in app design, who would love to share their knowledge with new didactic methods. Additionally, we will provide a behind-the-scenes look on the use case “Enlightening Patients with Augmented Reality” within the funded research project “Immersive Media Lab”.

We live in a world where imagery is a vital part of our way of communicating. Successful brands don’t just sell their products, they encourage consumers to adopt a certain lifestyle. Choosing the right color in design and advertising projects plays a very important role in the success of visual campaigns. What if we spent some more effort in discovering how imagery and design could be useful in a healthcare setting, to positively aid patients and bring fourth well-being. Anna Runefelt will be presenting visual material from the project ‘Art with a Bigger Purpose’, where Nordic Art Initiative and collaborating artists created site-specific installations at The University Children’s Hospital in Slovenia, spanning an area of over 360 square meters making use of empty hospital space and interacting with the immediate surroundings through art and AR.

Workshop #3 (Medical) Text Mining
Markus Bertl (AT/EST), Student St. Pölten UAS, Senior Business Analyst at Unisys Austria & CTO of Diagnostic Match
Intelligent systems driven by machine learning and artificial intelligence are making entire enterprises smarter. This is creating a huge potential for industries, especially for the healthcare sector. Since 80% of business-generated information is still “dark” enterprises are left with very little visibility into what’s happening in this vast pool of data. That’s why this workshop focuses on giving an overview of how text mining and cognitive services can help to generate knowledge out of this data lake. We will explore IBM’s Watson platform and the connected services for text mining in a hands-on workshop and an open round to discuss possible use cases.

Workshop #4 HL7 FHIR for Beginners – Im Getting FHIRed up!
Oliver Krauss & Emmanuel Helm, both HL7 Austria Members and Senior Researchers at Upper Austria UAS Campus Hagenberg
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.

Workshop #5 Telemedicine – Part I (Applications & Use Cases), Part II (Law and Ethics)
Anna E. Schmaus-Klughammer, Lecturer at Deggendorf Institute of Technology and CEO at Klughammer GmbH
Part I – Applications & Use Cases – During this workshop participants will learn different technical applications of telemedicine. Getting an insight into telemedicine uses cases in high income, middle income and low income countries will allow you to understand why and where telemedicine should be implemented. The on-site use of a web-based platform will familiarize the participants with the world of telemedicine during the workshop.
PartII – Law and Ethics – During this workshop participants will learn the legal situation using telemedicine. Examples from different countries as well as EU and international law will be explained and discussed. An introduction into ethics in general, ethics in medicine and the application of ethics in telemedicine will allow participants to come up with different, maybe new answers.

Pre-Event Networking Dinner & Accomodation

We gladly invite you to our pre-opening by a guided tour through St. Pölten and a traditional dinner at the Rendl Keller on June 13th, 2019 Please register – the dinner is on the BWB hosts. The accomodation is on you. The following hotels have been reserved for the event :

Bahnhofplatz 7
3100 St. Pölten
P: +43 2742 352757
Price: 82,-/night +1,60 tax
Schillerplatz 1
3100 St. Pölten
P: +43 2742 70700
Price: 82,-€/night +1,60€ tax
Eybnerstraße 5
3100 St. Pölten
P: +43 2742 352 104
Price: 54,60€/night +1,60€ tax

Date and Location

  • When

    Fri. June 14th, 2019

    9:00 – 13:00 Digital Healthcare Morning Workshops (optional)

    14:00 – 17:00 Afternoon Innovation Talks

    Thu. June 13th, 2019

    17:00 – 22:00 Pre-Evening Dinner at Rendlkeller St. Pölten

    The city tour starts 17:00 at Rathausplatz, St. Pölten

    The dinner starts 19:00 at Rendl Keller St. Pölten

  • Where

    Large Assembly Hall, Ground Floor
    St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
    Matthias Corvinus-Straße 15
    3100 St. Pölten, Austria

  • Getting There

    It is only a 25-minute ride by train from Vienna to St. Pölten. Detailed maps for getting to the main building are available on the university web site.


Registration & Organizers

Online registration is already closed. However, it will be possible to register on-site and we look forward to you attending the event! Please send your pre-registration information via email to Sylvia Petrovic-Majer

Afternoon Innovation Talks, Morning Digital Healthcare Workshops and Pre-Event Networking Dinner are all free of charge brought to you by EDM, FHSTP and ZAM. Accomodation is on you.

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