The third instalment in this productive collaboration will focus on the aspects of technology and their applications which are cutting edge and raise interesting and challenging technical, operational and ethical issues for the future of healthcare and wellbeing. The full-day will be structured around informative presentations in the morning followed by four workshops focusing on key themes ranging from health related robotics to assisted living. This event is tailor-made for participants from health and social care, drug development, wireless technology and medical devices with an interest in wireless sensors and their application. Confirmed speakers include Mick Withers, Sagentia, Richard Curry, SEHTA, Prof Chris Lowe, University of Cambridge and a presentation from Philips Healthcare.
This SIG is championed by David Cudby of Networks for Independent Living, Rob Blake of Philips Research Laboratories, Paul Winter of TTP, Tim Phipps of Cambridge Consultants, Peter Ferguson of Accenture, Keith Cheshire of Airwave in association with One Nucleus.
WORKSHOP B - Assisted Living – ‘The remote carer’
The place of wireless sensors in a home or social care setting is beginning to be better understood and is focused on assisting the infirm or chronically ill to take an active part in managing their own health or enabling health professionals to monitor patients at a distance. This theme will explore how these technologies impact on the carer, both formal and informal and how recent government announcements will affect the uptake of telehealth.
WORKSHOP C - Health related robotics
Health related robotics is transforming the way healthcare can be delivered. Entire ICUs can be monitored from the other end of the world, patients can be diagnosed via webcam, ‘smart’ prosthetics allow patients to live a normal life and surgeons can even perform operations remotely. This theme looks at what the role of wireless sensing might be in the emerging field of health robotics.
WORKSHOP D - The Future of Patient Monitoring
We are beginning to see an increase in the remote monitoring of patients. This has the potential to improve hospital efficiency through earlier patient discharge and may also reduce stress and inconvenience by the observation of those discharged from hospital whilst back in their own home. In addition current healthcare reforms are changing the reimbursement model for hospitals, especially focused on readmission rates, which is expected to see a benefit of remote monitoring as well.
This series has already been extremely popular, so early booking is highly recommended to secure your place.