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build.well.being 2024

(DRAFT) 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
PD Dr. Nina Dalkner is psychologist and habilitated in theoretical-experimental psychiatry (“cognition and obesity in bipolard disorder”) and her scientific focus is cognition research. Her area of expertise is the study of cognitive biases and introspective accuracy. As a PI Nina just acquired a € 6 Mio. Horizon Europe project on XR resilience training in 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

Dr. George Papagiannakis, is a computer scientist specialised 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. His academic credentials include (currently part-time in order to drive ORamaVR) serving as Professor of Computer Graphics at the Computer Science department of the University of Crete, Greece, serving as Affiliated Research Fellow at the Human Computer Interaction Laboratory of the Institute of Computer Science in the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Heraklion, Greece, where he leads the CG Group and honorary serving as 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

Ancas 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. Anca Petre 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
Experienced founder and entrepreneur with a proven track record in information services, technology consultancy and automation industries. Nils’ deep tech company Viewpointsystem has invented the award-winning “Digital Iris” technology which uses the eyes as HMI. Making eye tracking applicable for mixed reality, DI creates an intuitive connection between man and machine.

15:15 – 15:25 Deep Dive #2 – Enhancing XR Training with Digital Neuropsychology
Julia Kern (AT), Co-CEO Somareality
At SOMAREALITY, we transform neuropsychology by leveraging eye tracking data to gain comprehensive brain insights and unlock human potential.
We currently apply our technology in selected 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 truly believes in interdisciplinary research. He studied Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Mathematics & Computer Science, Cognitive Neuroscience as well as Psychology, and worked at Life Science, Bioengineering, Medical and Psychological Faculties. He develops new methods to better understand psychological and neuroscientific phenomena (perception, attention, memory, emotion, reward). Current methods include brain imaging, neurofeedback, computational modeling, TMS and psychophysics. One of his key goals is to translate these new methods and insights into experimental therapies for burdening psychiatric (addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, phobias, Alzheimer’s) and neurological (stroke, neglect, blindsight) disorders.

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
KI-driven appliances such as vaccum cleaner robots are becoming widespread in households but could do so much more than just cleaning our floors. They could detect potential falls and call for help in an emergency. This is possible by a large array of sensors and a rich computing power. In combination with  voice assistants and LLM-based chatbots they could form the basis for autonomous #care #companions. This talk investigates the first user experiences from the “Smart Companion” field tests in several apartments of senior residents.

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.