Health Design 2017 brought together healthcare, design, and technology professionals
Celebrating with the Health Design competition winners: GlucoModicum, Afekta and Thermolazer.
The Health Design 2017 event was organized on Aalto University’s campus in Otaniemi late November. The event focused on the design of health services, health technology, and hospital architecture. It brought together healthcare, design, and technology professionals, as well as healthcare companies and research organizations. Aalto University was a partner in this event, organized by Northbay, Healthtech Finland, and HUS.
Discussed were questions such as: How does one commercialize health technology through application of design expertise? How to develop healthcare services via deploying a virtual hospital?
Saara Hassinen, Managing Director at Healthtech Finland, a federation of the industry’s companies, summarized the economic significance of the medtech industry in Finland and the promise of design in supporting its growth, and welcomed the audience on behalf of Healthtech Finland.
GlucoModicum won in the product concept pitching competition 30 000 euros for further development of needle-free and painless glucose monitoring. Prizes were funded by the Instrumentarium Science Foundation.
The next Health Design eventis being planned for November 2018.
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