We had one of the hottest Summers ever. Did the Belgian Digital health scene heat up as well or did the heat lower the activity?
We help you find out in this overview of Belgian Digital Health activity in July and August.
Several journals reported on the plans of the Belgian Helicus Aero Initiative to perform medical drone flights in Antwerp as from September 2019. Read the HLN article here (Dutch) or the Healthcare Executive here (French).
A new Belgian company active in the field of Point of Care Tests has seen the light in August: Antelope DX. Read here (EN) how this spin-off from the UGent and MyCartis will make a difference in the field of home diagnostics.
In the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases at UZ Brussel, a patient with Dunbar’s syndrome had surgery through robotic surgery for the first time. Read more about this world scoop in robotic surgery here (EN).
Another digital milestone for UZ Brussel is the start of pilot project centered around predictive analytics in the Operating Room. AI will be used to predict a dangerous drop in blood pressure during surgery in order to avoid this from happening and damaging the vital organs of the patient. Read the Numerikare article in Dutch or French.
#BeHealth (yes, that’s us!) published its mid year update of the Belgian Healthcare influencers on Twitter. Discover the people and organisations lists here.
In4Care launched its Zorgvinding call to recognize innovative ideas coming from the Flemish healthcare field. This call is open for all types of ideas and solutions, including in the field of digital health. Read more about it here (NL).
In Numerikare, Giovanni Briganti, gives an interesting plea on the reform of medical eduction and how to embrace the opportunities of digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence. Read more about it in his article in French or Dutch.
Numerikare interviewed Azèle Mathieu from lifetech.brussels about their past and future activities and how they are supporting entrepreneurs wanting to make a dent in the healthcare universe. Read the French interview here.
Artsenkrant featured a column (NL) from Elise Wuyts, Psychiatry student, on how to approach the tech era and the abundance of new health apps and technologies.
As a warm-up for the 5th Conference of Digital Health, taking place September 5th in Antwerp, I-Scoop published an interview with Valerie Storms. Valerie shares her insights and experience as a Project Manager of the Mobile Health Unit from the UHasselt. Worthy reading it here (EN).
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