JD TeleTechs 4th workshop on ehealth

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JD TeleTech has had the 4th workshop on ehealth December 2-6 2019 in Tokyo in collaboration with Invest in Denmark and the Royal Danish Embassy in Tokyo. A Danish delegation of companies, researcher and healthcare professionals participated.

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It was an amazing week where we gained new knowledge on the Japanese healthcare system and ehealth, made MOU with Jutendo University & Hospital, agreements with companies, two fruitful roundtables on “children and ehealth” and “elderly and ehealth” with over 130 participants and new ideas for collaboration between Japan and Denmark on ehealth.

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Thank you so much to Peter Takizawa, Rumi Iida and Joakim Steen Barron-Mikkelsen for supporting the events.

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Future Patient på WHINN 2019

WHINN 2019: Birthe Dinesen har idag givet oplæg på WHINN konferencen om ”Future Patient-telerehabilitering af hjertesvigtspatienter” i Viborg, Skive, Silkeborg og Randers som et eksempel på fremtidens rehabilitering af hjertepatienter. Det var en spændende session ledet af professor Jane Clemmensen, CIMT, OUH og med et inspirerende indlæg af Kevin Dean samt update på den nationale implementering af KOL hjemmemonitorering af Mette Harbo, digitaliseringschef i Københavns Kommune.

Tak for en spændende session og veltilrettelagt WHINN konference 2019 i Odense.

New PHD study focusing on critical IoT application in the Future Patient project

The scope of the Ph.D. project covers the evaluation of the use of Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies for the mission-critical Internet of Things (IoT) applications (Remote healthcare, traffic safety & control, smart grid automation, etc.). Unlike in the case of massive IoT applications, Critical IoT applications have more strict requirements for network performance such as higher level of security, high resiliency, low latency, scalability, and interoperability with existing communication systems.

The goal of the project is to do a thorough investigation of all the available communication technologies from an end to end perspective. The idea here is to identify which of the technology or combination of technologies that are cable of supporting all the needs of critical IoT applications.

The project also involves investigation the current infrastructure and either suggesting changes to it or proposing a new network architecture that is cable of transferring critical data more reliably and securely through the network. This part of the project involves working closely with other universities in Denmark and Japan, and Industrial partners to implement and test some of the upcoming wireless technologies for critical IoT application.

To begin with, the project includes collaboration with the Department of Health Science and Technology at Aalborg University on Future patient project. The project will primarily focus on real-time monitoring of patient’s data using the IoT technologies.

Workshop om gamification til telerehabilitering af hjertesvigtspatienter

Bianca Clavio Christensen, som er er PhD studerende ved Laboratoriet for Velfærdsteknologi, AAU, har afholdt workshop med hjertesvigtspatienter og pårørende på Viborg Sundhedscenter. Formålet er at udvikle gamification til at motivere hjertesvigtspatienter i et telerehabiliteringsprogram.

Der var over 15 hjertesvigstpatienter og pårørende til den første i en række af flere workshops inden der foreligger en prototype til HjertePortalen.dk i Future Patient projektet.

Vi glæder os til den fremtidige proces.

Visit by EON Reality and Teslasuit

Today, EON Reality and Teslasuit visited Department of Health Science and Technology (HST).

The aim of the visit was to discuss potential future collaboration and use of Virtual Reality (VR) in teaching and research. A demonstration of the companies’ technologies framed the discussions, and new ideas for future teaching and research methods appeared.

EON Reality demonstrated the Teslasuit that has a built-in full body haptic feedback system and can be engaged on actions, on demand, or in response to motion capture comparison.

EON Reality’s founder, CTO and researchers, and the CTO and researchers from Teslasuits participated and met with researchers, teachers, and management from HST.

Students at lecture with Obama

Saturday September 28 former US President Barack Obama visited Musikkens Hus, Aalborg, to give a talk on future leadership and entrepreneurship.

Cathrine, Kasper, Jens and Lahila, who are students working with Laboratory for Welfare Technology, Department of Health Science and Technology at Aalborg University, had the opportunity to hear the talk of Obama. They said it was very very inspiring.

Thank you to Aalborg University for giving the students the opportunity to participate in this important event.

Listening to the patient developing a heart portal

Listening to the patients: using participatory design in the development of a cardiac telerehabilitation web portal

Katrine Joensson, Camilla Melholt, John Hansen, Soeren Leth, Helle Spindler, Mathias Vassard Olsen, Birthe Dinesen

Abstract

Background: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of all deaths worldwide. Cardiac rehabilitation is an effective approach for preventing secondary complications, but it remains a complex intervention because of the need for lifestyle changes. One solution is to employ interactive telerehabilitation or eHealth web portals. However, these have not been implemented as intended by developers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the design and usability of a cardiac telerehabilitation web portal, called the ‘HeartPortal’, for use among heart failure (HF) patients.

Methods: The HeartPortal was designed using participatory design (PD). The design process involved HF patients, their relatives, healthcare professionals (HCP), healthcare company specialists and researchers. Self-determination theory (SDT) was used to enable the design to elicit intrinsic motivation within the patients. With eHealth literacy skills in mind, the goal of the HeartPortal was to successfully target the end-users. The PD process and data collection techniques included cultural probes, workshops, participant-observation, questionnaires, and problem-solving tasks.

Results: The PD process helped us design an interactive web portal, the HeartPortal. Based on participants’ feedback, the design incorporated features such as being able to make notes and to communicate with HCP, view data from self-tracking devices in a graphic form, and to obtain information on rehabilitation in the form of text, audio, and video. More than half of those testing the HeartPortal found that it was easy to navigate, and most of the users stated that it had an excellent structure and that using it could possibly improve their condition.

Conclusions: Overall, the HeartPortal was found to be logical and easy to navigate and will now be tested in a clinical trial within the Future Patient Telerehabilitation Program.

The full article is available here.

Video communication help facilitate the work of social workers

Video communication as a tool for psychosocial support for people recovering from severe mental disorder: social workers’ experiences

Claus Ugilt Oestergaard, Birthe Dinesen

Abstract

Background: This paper focuses on a Danish social tele-rehabilitation project, which uses video technologies to support mentally ill citizens in their recovery process in their homes. The aim of the study is to explore how social workers experience using video communication as part of a tele-social-rehabilitation program aimed at citizens discharged from a psychiatric hospital and lives in their own home with mental disorders recovering from a mental illness.

Methods: The research strategy in this study is the case study method. Data collection techniques for the case study were based on triangulation of several data sources, such as analysis of relevant documents, participant observation and qualitative interviews with clients and with social workers assisting citizens in their recovery process.

Results: The social workers stated that video technology gave them the opportunity to make changes in their working practices with the citizens. They also felt they were better able to meet the citizens’ need to improve their everyday lives. The social workers found that video technology was less intrusive than a physical visit to the citizen’s home. The technology helps to promote the client’s recovery process.

Conclusions: The social workers who used video technology in a tele-social-rehabilitation program experienced a community of practice, changes in their work routine and changes in the way they carried out social rehabilitation for clients in their recovery following discharge from mental hospital.

The full article is available here.