This seminar explored leading edge learning and expertise on using technological innovation to benefit health and help tackle inequalities. It also explored ways of addressing the digital divide, in order to ensure people of all backgrounds can benefit from technological innovation. The 2015-16 series focuses on sharing learning from Belfast Healthy Cities’ Finnish colleagues in the WHO European Healthy Cities Network, and also features expertise and experience from other European Healthy Cities.
The seminar also showcased local innovation and how current initiatives are contributing to health and tackling inequalities.
Approaches from elsewhere
Connecting stakeholders for innovation in healthcare
Brian O’Connor, Chair, European Connected Health Alliance (watch video)
Technology and innovation locally
The FieldLab Project – Ulster University launches Ireland’s first Interactive Health & Wellbeing FieldLab
Kyle Ferguson, Director of the Centre for Sports Enterprise, Ulster University (watch video)
Gray Matters Smartphone App – to help aid prevention of developing Alzheimer’s
Chris Nugent, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Ulster University (watch video)
Experior: Rapid Radiology Test, New X-Ray App can be used for testing and training worldwide
Tom Lynch, Consultant Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Physician, Head of Nuclear Medicine, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust (watch video)
Bridging the gap in the digital divide
Links to videos of individual speakers can be found above.