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Germany, Education, 2017

EIT Health course covers Digitizing Home Based Health Care

15th July 2019

Hosted by Center for Digital Technology and Management

On a hot summer day in late August, some 23 participants from ten different countries found their way to the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM) in Munich to kick-off the four-day EIT Health short course on “Digitizing Home Based Health Care”.

Jointly organized with the TU Munich, RWTH Aachen and Madopa, the course aimed at solving the problem of limited resources in the current health care system and providing students with a solid foundation in understanding innovation in home-based health care with four main approaches:

  • Topic area knowledge
  • Solution based skills
  • Case studies and
  • Developing innovative solutions

During the four days, the participants had the opportunity to gather knowledge and methodologies needed to deploy digital technologies in the field of self-management of health. Implementing such a strategy for patients to monitor and manage their own health at home can reduce the demands placed on the healthcare system and greatly improve the effectiveness of treatments.

Working in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams, the participant applied ideation techniques and learned about user need studies, rapid prototyping and cutting edge technology. On the fourth day of the course, each team presented their final ideas ranging from an aI driven voice service that assists speech-impaired patients to a sensor based fall detection system that is able to notice falls of elderly people and notify emergency services right away.

While the course was challenging and intense, not just due to the late summer heat in Munich, there was still enough time to enjoy an authentic visit to a Bavarian beer garden in the evening.

Thank you again to all participants and organizers for the dedication and enthusiasm throughout the whole week.

For further enquiries contact:
Florian Korte, korte@cdtm.de

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