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Artificial Intelligence for smart healthcare: Driving factors, current trends and future directions

In the first part of the ATHIKA course, named Fundamentals part, an overview of the three topics was delivered through a combination of online lectures, readings, videos, quizzes, laboratory assignments and work in groups. The final stage of the course was the workshop. All students needed to choose one of three internaries and accept a challenge by entrepreneurs and develop necessary prototypes for business.

Internet of Things in Health System: International Students Improved Their Skills In ATHIKA Online Training

In the beginning of this year more than 180 students from Europe joined the online training and gained knowledge in IoT, AI and Ethics and Governance in the eHealth context for a few months. In the first part of the ATHIKA course, named Fundamentals part, an overview of the three previous topics was delivered through a combination of online lectures, readings, videos, quizzes, laboratory assignments and work in groups.

Sensing, Artificial Intelligence, and Edge networking towards Rural Health monitoring

SAFE-Rural-Health program aims to build a digital healthcare community that bridges the gap in knowledge between health and computing and addresses the present and future complexities of design and development of digital health solutions. The intent of SAFE-Rural-Health in Pakistan is to support the provision of health care services to reduce the mortality rate of women and children, to timely address the maternity related issues in remote areas and to monitor old people.

AI&ML based technologies take the stage in digital healthcare

The University of the West of Scotland hosted an online workshop, powered by the European Commission-funded project ATHIKA, highlighting recent advances of AI&ML-based technologies in digital healthcare. As expected, this workshop has attracted huge public attention thanks to the relevance of the topic and workshop interactivity: a practical hands-on experience on the AI&ML algorithms were illustrated.

BrachyDOSE – innovative cancer treatment quality control system

BrachyDOSE is a tool that enables oncology doctors to provide more accurate and successful treatments in high dose brachytherapy procedures for breast, cervical and prostate cancer patients. The device measures radiation dose during brachytherapy procedures to provide scientifically based data directly to treatment planning software to reduce under and over dosing. BrachyDOSE has a laboratory tested prototype which is undergoing pre-clinical studies at National Cancer Institute of Lithuania.

Strategies to Increase the Level of Physical Exercise when Using Public Transport

Walkability has recently emerged as powerful alternative to strengthen the micro urban fabrics, promote the occupation of space, encourage physical activity, and positively contribute to the dynamics of the urban realm, which enhances the citizens’ life quality of life.  It has been demonstrated that the use of public transport tends to increase the level of physical exercise of people. This translates into health benefits for private vehicle users who switch to public transport.

Easy vaccine distribution app: private sector helping to overcome the crisis

Estonian logistics startup Sixfold and a team of volunteers created an application to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccines to family doctors. The creators of the app helped the Estonian government and Estonian Health Insurance Fund (Haigekassa) for free as a part of a cooperation project between public and private sector. The app prepares an automatic distribution proposal for more than 700 family doctors in Estonia on the basis of the source data of vaccine deliveries arriving in the country and COVID-19 risk groups.

5G Transatlantic Lab HACK THE HOSPITAL!

Join Garage Stories and Mobile World Capital Barcelona on their first edition of the 5G Transatlantic Lab series “HACK THE HOSPITAL!” and help them explore the potential of 5G and XR to make children’s and families’ stay at the hospital as enjoyable and less traumatic as possible! Hack The Hospital edition is an online hackathon that connects the cities of Boston and Barcelona.

Workshop on ML&AI for eHealth

The University of the West of Scotland is hosting an online workshop to highlight the recent advances of AI&ML-based technologies in digital healthcare. Experts from academia and industry will share insights about ongoing research in eHealth from the AI&ML perspective and the current challenges that will pave the way for future directions of research and development in the field.

Technologies: Creating Them or… Being Created by Algorithms?

The rise of eHealth innovation boosts not only new enlightening prospects for healthcare, but also raises many legal, social and ethical dilemmas. How to adopt society to the machines collecting personal data, and to develop an appropriate moral framework? University of Tartu has hosted an online Ethics and Governance Workshop discussing these topics, find out more here.