Health 4.0 Forum - Discussions
[...] Last week, the Health 4.0 Forum was held at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Vienna, which brought together experts to debate the future of the healthcare sector in a context of digitalisation. And [...] And whilst the digitalisation of the health sector represents one of the most promising developments of our times, it has brought along new debates on privacy, regulation, policy and primary use cases. [...] example, the integration of big data, linked electronic records, and harnessing data to support public health decision making" Prof. Theo Arvanitis from the Institute of Digital Healthcare at the University
Health 4.0 Forum - What is next?
[...] Several expert discussions took place during the Health 4.0 Forum in Vienna, which included e.g. the trustworthiness of artificial intelligence, the role of the patient in a digitalised healthcare sector [...] n, but also to open the discussion to a wider audience from the Smart City sector, we invite the Health 4.0 participants and other interested parties to share their opinions on: What is the role of companies
Enabling cycling outside the city centre
[...] to reducing overall car trips, decarbonising mobility in Madrid and thereby improving the overall health and air quality of the city.
Energy Management for a group of Hospitals
[...] Vinzenz group, biggest health care provider in Austria aimed at reducing energy consumption. A tailor-made monitoring software platform for targeted analysis of energy consumption, especially in cooling
[...] applying this model are: 1) Prevention of new developments on greenfields 2) Improvement of human health and environmental conditions. The idea behind this green remediation is that not only pollution is
Mobile air pollution monitoring on buses
Air pollution has been named as “the biggest environmental risk” to public health according to European Court of Auditors. In Europe, air pollution kills around 400,000 each year. However, current maps of urban air pollution, which are the output of data assimilation, statistics, modeling and simulations, do not provide accurate or actionable data of vital importance for the air that most people breathe. Those maps are often based on a single measure, then extrapolated across the city and are little more than educated guesses.The variability of air pollution with more than 8x within
Vehicle Sharing System
[...] of things (IoT), climate change, regulations, growing awareness about the environment and personal health etc. ( SUNRISE, 2020 ) Problems to be solved GHG emissions Congestion Large space consumption Deficits
Help build an open market...
[...] and uniform data between partners in the logistics chain; - Personal Health Train : various institutes work together to share health data confidentially; - International Data Spaces : various international
The Luftlotse app for Munich’s Living Lab
Air pollution is a growing problem for public health in city centres. To allow people to get around the city in a healthy and sustainable way, this measure is about the development of an app called Luftlotse - Der saubere Weg durch
die Stadt (the clean way through the city, in English).
Building Energy Management System
[...] energy consumption while maintaining safety and comfort. These systems can also be used to improve the health and security of the inhabitants by controlling and monitoring the environment, emergency responses
Mobility management strategies for vulnerable groups
Following a bottom-up participative approach, a specific mobility management strategy is being developed, containing not only special information and communication strategies, but also physical improvements of the accessibility conditions to key public facilities such as schools, parks and playgrounds, health and senior activity centres.
At the moment, the project is working with 5 schools and 4 elderly social clubs in the living lab of Vallecas. The following activities are being implemented.
1. For elderly people:
A campaign to promote
Smart interactive floorlight for walking and running in Eckart
A 1km pedestrian route around the pond in EckartVaartbroek district was upgraded into a social interaction and health route for diverse groups of neighborhood citizens and users.The interactive lighting embedded in the footway provides a smart route for walkers and runners. To transform this location and to bring this route to its full potential, it will not only be lit with smart streetlights, but also equipped with battery storage, and carry extra utilities such as WiFi and sensors.
Open Call for innovative...
[...] digital government, Renewable energies and energy efficiency, Digital divide, Commerce and tourism, Health and sport . Examples: Urban management-related software or hardware; Energy efficiency or renewable
Public bike sharing system in Tartu
Traffic reduction and decrease in the need of parking spaces
Fast implementation compared to other means of transportation
Reduction of carbon emissions and noise
Greener and cleaner urban environment
Autonomy from fossil fuels
Improving the mobility and health of the citizens
Increase in data availability
New business opportunities (e.g. safety gear)
Electric Assist Cargo Bikes (Pedelecs) for goods delivery in...
Health and safety e.g. rider considerations differ for different organisations. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs to be made available for the riders – sharing helmets is not desirable.
Behaviour change process – changing from vehicles to bikes takes time. Individual demonstrations and regular changes would provide incentives to encourage more users.
Cargo bikes are not mass produced. Lead-in times can be long – electric assist cargo bikes are still manufactured
Easy, safe and comfortable cycling and walking around the year
Enhanced knowledge in implementing winter maintenance for the city of Turku.
Increase in cycling and walking as a lifestyle- cycling done in winter is expected to increase by 30%, and year-round cycling by 15% by 2020, compared to 2016.
Decrease in traffic accidents.
Decrease in cyclist and pedestrian injuries (due to slips and falls, etc.).
Increased funding for maintaining cycling and walking infrastructure.
More efficient use of funding due to better knowledge and data.
These results will generally lead to improvements in public health, reduce
Smart Home Video Communication
Especially in less densely populated areas or for less mobile people a video conference system can ease the access to lots of advice, education and government or legal services. All these services can be used without leaving the house when a smart home video communication system is successfully implemented. Possible advantages of a video conference system include enabling authentication of the participating parties, more readily accessible public services for people with disabilities, avoiding long waiting queues in public buildings, and more comprehensive care than can be provided via telephone. Once installed, this system may also be used for educational purposes, to communicate with family or to enable surveillance of one’s property.
Development of an integrated e-bike sharing scheme
By providing access to less expensive e-trikes, this measure makes public mobility more acceptable.Therefore, the measure is expected to increase citizens’ willingness to change their travel behavior from car to bike. The measure is also expected to generally increase the knowledge of public e-bike sharing schemes and the number of users.
The experience with this system will be used as a basis for creating a replicable and (up)scalable concept of an e-mobility solution for all (public e-trike-sharing), leading to reduced emissions, improved mobility and greater health benefits
Horizon Prize for Social...
[...] solutions for older citizens enables them to continue to fully participate in cultural, educational and health activities and services, and to remain active participants of the economy. Developing new mobility
[...] . With MyApp, people could have an overview of data in their life, for example, personal data, health records, insurances and financial information. They are able to arrange things
Citizen Platform for Urban Air Quality
Air pollution is the single biggest environmental health threat of our time. 7 million people die every year due to air pollution (WHO); the productivity of white-collar workers decreases by up to 50% in offices with bad air quality (Harvard). Air pollution causes 5 trillion USD in damages per year world-wide. However, in regard to air pollution stakeholders currently face numerous issues:
Traditional air quality monitoring equipment is too large, expensive and costly to maintain to be practical for most uses;
Complex and incomprehensible data: only experts can interpret it
Urban Emergency Service
The city infrastructure must be able to respond to various challenges including catastrophic events, natural disasters, terrors attacks and further cases of emergencies. For that purpose, an integrated emergency handling system is required that can close the gap between emergency centres and the citizens. On the one hand, this system should be able to acquire information from and around citizens based, for instance, on social networks or various sensors distributed in the vicinity in question. On the other hand, the system can provide means for pushing notifications and relevant information to citizens that are potentially in danger.
Improving air quality in Ludwigsburg
As part of a pilot project to improve air quality in Ludwigsburg, filtration expert MANN+HUMMEL has donated a CityTree to the city. With the CityTree, MANN+HUMMEL would like to test sensors for fine dust or other harmful gases in order to use them in future digital products.