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Future Patient Opening Seminar

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The purpose of this research program is to develop and test new welfare technology solutions and programs based on new self-tracking technologies. The goal is to reduce the number of readmissions, ensure individual treatment and enhance quality of life for patients. The target groups of the project are patients with heart failure and patients who have undergone knee surgery. Heart failure is a common disorder that affects 26 million people and results in over one million hospitalizations per year in Europe and the United States. The disease is chronic and restricts patients in their daily functions and reduces their quality of life when the heart cannot pump enough blood to the body. Furthermore, the admissions related to heart failure take up a large part of the health budget. The costs of rehabilitation of patients undergoing knee surgery are also expensive for the healthcare system. Worldwide 149 out of every 100,000 persons undergo knee surgery each year. However, telehealth and telerehabilitation projects have not always proven as economically advantageous as the technology needed by the patients is too expensive, and often the training programs are not tailored to the individual patient.


11 September 2015 from 12.30 - 15.30


Associate Professor Birthe Dinesen


Moderator: Birthe Dinesen, Associate Professor & Head of the Laboratory for Assistive Technologies - 
Telehealth & Telerehabilitation, SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University 
12:30: Welcome by Lars Hvilsted Rasmussen, AAU 
12:40: Perspectives for the research programme: “Future Patient" by Kim Dremstrup,  AAU 
12:50: Who is tomorrow's patient? by Steffen Groth
13:00: Keynote speaker: The future of the Connected Healthcare System by Kamal Jethwani,  USA 
13:45: Coffee break and poster session
14:15: "Future patient - individual smart welfare technologies and services" by Birthe Dinesen 
14:30: Telehealth and heart failure patients - challenges and opportunities in the future by Olav W. Nielsen, Bispebjerg og Frederiksberg Hospitals
14:45: Telerehabilitation and orthopaedic patients - challenges and opportunities in the future - by Ole Simonsen, AUH
15:00: Kick-off of the research program: “Future Patient” by Kim Dremstrup 
15:05: Reception & Networking 

See the full invitation here


Please register here no later than September 3, 2015 at 12 pm.


SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7B, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark, Room: B3-104


Lone S. Andersen
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Phone: +45 9940 8827



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