Innovation Event


Kategorie: ICT

Ort: Launchlabs, Gundeldingerfeld, Dornacherstrasse 192, 4053 Basel

Thomas Brenzikofer

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Thomas Brenzikofer

Director DayOne Initiative, Senior Project Manager ICT, Public Relations

Tel. +41 61 295 50 16

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DayOne - Health Hacking: short lived craze or an important part of patient-centric innovation?

There is broad agreement that patient-centric innovation will be key for the products and services of the future in healthcare. What happens when Patients take an even more active role and get involved in the innovation themselves?
This is the theme of Health hacking one of the “en vogue” Patient-centric sources of innovation. Health hackathons - large events bringing together patients, healthcare providers and technology specialists to develop innovative solutions to health care problems are flourishing across geographies.
Is health hacking just another short-lived craze?
At DayOne, we believe that a “Bottom-up” approach to healthcare innovation, allowing collaboratively developed solutions around patient needs, must be encouraged and fostered as a critical component of the future of Precision Medicine. Health Hacking is one aspect of this to be explored.
On this evening DayOne* will bring you perspectives from patients, healthcare providers and healthtech companies on patient engagement in innovation particularly health hacking and its role in the future of healthcare. This event will be at Launchlabs (Gundeldingerfeld, Dornacherstrasse 192) in Basel on March 1st, 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (doors open from 17:45).

18:00 Introduction
DayOne and the DayOne Lab
Health hacking an introduction
18:15 Input speeches
Health Hacking – Putting the patient in the centre - Abhimanyu (Abhi) Verma, and guest health hackers
Patient centric diagnostics – “Recent advances in Saliva and Sweat Diagnostics” – Samantha Paoletti, Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, CSEM
Involving patients in bringing innovation to diabetes care – Joseph Delahunty, Ascensia Diabetes Care
19:00 Group work on the topics of Hacking health, Patient centred diagnostics, Changing business models and Developing patient apps
19:30 Feedback session and panel discussion

Further details on the input speeches are below: 
Abhimanyu (Abhi) Verma, outside his day job at Novartis, is interested in how he can together with like-minded individuals develop innovative technologies and enabling ecosystems that can help them manage their health and live better lives. His project is one of the first chosen for the DayOne lab.
CSEM is a private, non-profit Swiss research and technology organization focused on generating value for a sustainable world. CSEM has been active for many years in developing technologies for accurate, real-time and on-body, measurement of a variety of health indicators like heart rate, heart rate variability and blood oxygenation. These technologies include all aspects of the wearable from the sensor membranes to the electronics and algorithms collecting and analyzing the data. More recently, activities focusing on biocompatible, disposable sensing solutions for monitoring skin pH, conductivity, ion content, sweat rate and lactate levels have been initiated.
The sensors are now ready for testing on human body and evaluation of the data. CSEM is interesting in evaluating the potential of the sweat sensors on sport and medical domain.
Ascensia Diabetes Care is a global specialist diabetes care company that is headquartered in Basel. They were established in 2016 through the sale of Bayer Diabetes Care to Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd. Ascensia recently launched the CONTOUR NEXT ONE and CONTOUR PLUS ONE blood glucose monitoring systems that each feature a blood glucose meter that connects to a smart mobile device via Bluetooth®. One of the key principles of the company is that they listen to people living with diabetes, seek to understand their challenges and use this insight to provide meaningful solutions. Joseph Delahunty will present background on recent successes from involving patients in the development process, share their perspective on some of the challenges in diabetes care, and discuss how patients can get involved in developing solutions.

Participation is free of charge but seats are limited. Please note that registration via email events@baselarea.notexisting@nodomain.comswiss is compulsory and subjected to validation.

*DayOne - the precision medicine hub will now incorporate the group Precision Medicine Group Basel Area. We will give you some more information about this at the event. A report from the launch event is available here