A half-day focus event shows you what the possibilities are for YOU as a business owner when it comes to AI. You’ll hear from experts who can translate the science behind new AI tools into understandable, manageable principles. You’ll learn about the range of tools now available to companies like yours to harness the power of AI and best practices. Let AI take some of your workload off your plate so you can focus on your core business.
Get inspired with new insights, new applications and proven success stories about AI in future healthcare. How can AI help us stay healthy without going to the hospital? Learn from testimonials how organizations are implementing AI med-tech, biotech, and digital healthcare and what the benefits are of embracing AI. We will shed light on technological questions and more generic processes like AI in HR and the impact of AI on regulatory approval. A taste of the possibilities of AI in the health(care) sector!
23 February 2021
25 February 2021
Do you want to know more about the latest cross-over innovations in medicine and health? Then you certainly have to attend the 3rd ‘Life-on-Chip Conference – Exploring the Convergence in Health Technologies’ organized by Smart Hub Flemish Brabant together with flanders.health (DSP Valley, flanders.bio and MedTech Flanders), BioWin, imec, Antleron, VIB, Leuven.Inc and EIT Health.
Micro- and nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, design thinking, robotics, novel manufacturing technologies and big data have made major impacts across all industries, but perhaps their greatest potential impact will be in health and life sciences. Combined with ever-growing biological insights and discoveries, resulting innovations will enable amazing applications that can change the healthcare system.
The conference will present testimonials of roads travelled and lessons learned from pioneering researchers, entrepreneurs and first application movers. You can attend a visionary seminar on nanotech in health and 4 thematic sessions covering how to increase efficiency in the healthcare system through the introduction of new technologies, health-tech solutions for patient specific treatment, digital diagnostics & therapeutics, and progress in shifting the boundaries of knowledge at the forefront of medicine and healthcare. A crash course on internationalization in health & life sciences, matchmaking (B2Match) and virtual booths, abstracts and posters will also be part of the program.
Together with our partners Minalogic and OES, we are proud to announce a series of online sessions bringing SMEs, Midcaps, Labs and RTOs together around Flexible & Wearable Electronics (FWE) Business Opportunities.
Flexible& Wearable Electronics have enormous potential, from healthcare to automotive to textiles, and the business possibilities are endless.
Cooperation and networking are essential to get the tech just right, and to bring viable products to (new) markets.
In three sessions spread across January and March 2021, we invite you to
meet with potential partners through
visionary key notes
pitching sessions (possibilities as well as challenges)
Members: Apply to pitch your tech or your application!
We’re currently offering spots to pitch to DSP Valley members only. If you think you have a can’t-miss pitch, feel free to get in touch via email: jane.judge[at]dspvalley.com
Flexible & wearable electronics (FWE) in healthcare is a combination with a bright future, in part because of the many combinations of possibilities between the two domains.
Personalized medicine, medical devices, digital medicine, diagnostics, and therapeutics are all robust trends within the healthcare industry. They all promise fertile ground in which to bring the digital and electronic together. By one estimate, the market size for flexible electronics in healthcare will exceed $8.3 billion by 2030.
Whether we’re discussing creating medical devices with flexible electronics inside them, or matching flexible electronic technology to digital applications in the healthcare sector, there are many ways the two sectors offer each other fruitful collaboration.
Leuven-based startup ArtiQ has had plenty to keep them busy these last months. Using artificial intelligence-based software, ArtiQ.PFT, they help doctors interpret pulmonary function tests and improve the diagnostic environment for respiratory diseases. As the covid-19 pandemic hit, their lung diagnostic innovation has found fertile ground.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all lung function tests were shut down during a certain time. Now hospitals are restarting their practice and lung function tests can be used to monitor the progression of the disease,” he writes.
After requests from doctors inundated by pandemic patients, Marko and the team decided to offer their software free of licensing fees until September. As such, their diagnostic AI technology is increasingly being used to follow-up on patients, in addition to its original intention to help with initial diagnoses.
ArtiQ.PFT, is already used in the interpretation of more than 50.000 lung function tests in UZ Leuven, CHU Saint-Pierre, OLV Aalst and ZOL Genk.
Following Patient Roadmaps
As Covid-19 patients leave hospitals, they’re increasingly visiting their primary care doctors for check ups. This means that non-hospital healthcare providers are in more need of lung care technology. In response, ArtiQ is looking to move out of hospitals, too, and is actively working on bringing their technological support to GPs.
“ArtiQ plans to integrate AI-expertise with spirometry to support GPs in identifying lung diseases and improving their decision making,” Marko states. “In the future, such tool may play an important role in the follow-up of COVID-19 patients on the GP level.”
ArtiQ in drug development
Given the success they’re seeing in patient follow-up, the team at ArtiQ is also looking into expanding their technologies into pharmaceuticals and drug development. They’re specifically looking to bring their technology to clinical trials and improving quality control of lung function measurements.
As Marko explains, “In respiratory drug development, lung function is the primary clinical tool to assess the efficiency of treatment. Therefore, it is critical for pharmaceutical companies and the success of their clinical trials that the results of these tests are consistent and reliable.” ArtiQ’s new AI-based software can do just this.
Using AI to improve healthcare
Ultimately, it’s the AI ArtiQ integrates and innovates that’s making the big difference. The ArtiQ team is profoundly aware of the changes AI is bringing to the healthcare system. As they see it, using artificial intelligence in healthcare can provide tangible support for healthcare workers. Three top examples, elaborated in a recent blog post. include:
Providing consistent decision support for healthcare providers, especially where large amounts of data are involved
Reducing the administrative burden so that healthcare professionals spend less time on paperwork
Creating more time to focus on human interaction. The preceding two will allow health professionals to have more time with patients and for meaningful collaborations with colleagues
You can visit ArtiQ at their website and follow them via their social media channels