The UCL Festival for Digital Health 2014 aims to:
- DISCOVER: new innovations from domains of nanotechnology, EPRs, social media, mobile technology, games, self-tracking devices and apps revolutionizing delivery of healthcare
- SHARE: research, clinical, business and policy achievements from UCL and UCLP
- NETWORK: with staff and students across UCL, UCLP, industry, SMEs, policy makers and healthcare professionals
- CREATE: new interdisciplinary collaborations across Faculties and disciplines and sectors
Organized by Dr Patty Kostkova (UCL Computer Science), the UCL Festival for Digital Health 2014 is hosted by the UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing and supported by the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Population Health Sciences .
Digital health is defined as the use of information and communications technologies to improve human health and wellbeing for citizen, patients and populations.
The UCL Festival for Digital Health will aim to discuss the agenda for innovative technology-based clinical and public health interventions, engage individual citizens with the potential to transform healthcare over the next decade. In particular:
- Mobile, gamification and apps: health education, personalized care, public engagement, digital interventions, global health
- Tracking technology, sensor/nanotechnology: self-management for health, fitness and well-being, point-of-care diagnostics
- User interfaces: novel medical devices, intelligent interfaces and safe interaction
- Social media, data analytics, citizen-centred systems: early warning, surveillance, risk assessment, risk communication, participatory systems and public health interventions
- Behaviour change and improvement of healthcare outcomes
The UCL Festival for Digital Health will comprise a wide spectrum of activities including presentations from UCL staff members, UCLP Trusts and Bc/MSc/PhD students, poster and demonstration sessions, industry Speed Dating and panel debates with high profile speakers from academia, industry and the healthcare sector. Dedicated events will be organized jointly with the key stakeholders in digital health domain: IBME, Centre for Behaviour Change and UCL Advances.