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Use of Disruptive Technologies in health and social care
07 December 2021 13:00 - 14:30 CET (UTC + 1)
This online workshop, the second of the series of the DISTINCT Disruptive Tuesdays, focuses on the application of disruptive technologies -Virtual Reality (VR), Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)- in health and social care.
Targeted to responsible of public service provision, several examples will be showcased providing attendees with a better idea of the role that these technologies can play for improved health and social care services.

To show the potential that Disruptive Technologies have in the provision of health and social care services. This includes the usage and benefits that Virtual Reality (VR), Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can provide into this field.
• Raise awareness about existing health and social care services taking advantage of the application of disruptive technologies.
• Discuss and reflect on the main challenges to overcome to integrate these solutions in public sector organisations.
07 December 2021   13:00 - 14:25  CET (UTC + 1)
Time Description Speaker
Welcome to attendees and introduction of the workshop
Mr Timo Rui, Creative Industries Centre, Karelia University of Applied Sciences
IoT applications in health and social care
Showcase several examples of application of Internet of Things in health and social care systems: pressure seat to reduce and help eliminate the cause of pressure sores and to assist in the early detection and treatment of sores, wearable devices for diabetic patients and dataglove to assess the stiffness of the joints in the fingers of patients suffering from various forms of arthritis.
Mr. Stephen Seawright, WiSAR Gateway Manager, Wisar Lab
Using 360-degree videos for virtual reality exposure in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
Presentation showing that VR-CBT with 360-degree video virtual environments delivered to primary care patients with PDA is feasible, acceptable, and potentially efficacious.
Anders Lundström, Associate Professor, Umeå University
AI usage in early detection and providing preventive care in home care and nursing homes
Gillie.AI is an artificial intelligence service enabling preventive care of home care and nursing home clients. It collects data on the care systems, patient health record systems and any devices the patients may use, analyses the data with artificial intelligence looking for weak signals in changes in the client's well-being and health, and alerts of potential deviations.
Samuel Kivikari, Head of Sales, Gillie.AI
Panel discussion
Concluding discussion: Possible future cooperation and steps
Mr Timo Rui, Creative Industries Centre, Karelia University of Applied Sciences

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