2016 – Health Tech Event – Hospital-Based HTA | Robotics & Photonics for Healthcare

The Health Tech Event – Hospital-Based HTA | Robotics & Photonics for Healthcare took place on December 08, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The event was successful, bringing together over 120 attendees and speakers, who joined the discussion around the main topics of the conference:

Hospital – Based Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
Robotics in Cure and Care
Using Photonics in Healthcare

Ellen Willemse from The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT) opened the conference with a talk on health related tech developments translated into short scenarios of the not-too-near future.

After that, Amit Kumar Pandey from SoftBank Robotics spoke about robots from a societal perspective, highlighting some research directions and results towards achieving social humanoid robot companions, while Paul De Raeve from the European Federation of Nurses Associations explained why nurses love robots.

The afternoon program included several parallel sessions dedicated to Hospital-based HTA, Robotics in Health Care, Photonic applications in Care and Cure, as well as Dutch-spoken parallel sessions, powered by Slimmer Leven 2020, with a focus on Changing value chains and Health Food and Wellbeing.

Speakers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Maastricht UMC+, Tyndall Institute, Centre for Process Innovation Limited, Tinybots, PRECEYES, Microsure, Delft University of Technology and University Medical Center Utrecht tackled into hot topics such as Why we need to stop improvising in healthcare, Leaving out the obvious when designing new robotic instruments, Facts & Fiction in Robotics for Care and Cure.

You can find more about the speakers and presentation topics here.

The attendees can download the presentations from here.

A photo impression of the conference can be viewed here.

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