Danish and Danish/US Innovations in Health
Below you will find examples of projects with high technology innovations in health technologies. Both Danish and Danish/US projects will be listed.
IBM and Danish Hospital Pioneer Smarter Patient Records to Improve Patient Care
An IBM technology innovation for intelligent electronic patient records using a 3D model of the human body, has proved to be practical and valuable in a first trial at a Danish Hospital. Using a map or avatar of the human body, medical staff at the Thy-Mors Hospital are now able obtain an overview of each patient's record at a glance. The software called Medical Information Hub (MIH) was created by scientists at IBM's Zurich Research Laboratory in collaboration with experts from IBM Denmark, and is a forward-thinking step towards user-friendly and smarter healthcare. IBM and Business Partner Nhumi Technologies will collaborate in the commercialization of the technology and plan to work together to further develop innovative healthcare solutions.
The Patient Briefcase makes early discharge of patients with COPD and other chronic diseases possible
The Patient Briefcase makes it possible for a patient to be attended and treated at home by a specialist doctor or nurse that is still at the hospital. You can connect the Patient Briefcase with different kinds of medico technical equipment that the doctor or nurse can read. The patient and the doctor/nurse can see and talk to each other via a screen and a built-in microphone. The patient and the doctor/nurse can thus experience the same personal contact as during the patient’s submittance but in the comfortable and secure conditions of the patient’s home.
Telehomecare technology for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Presentation of the TELEKAT project - telehomecare technology for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The project aims to reduce the number of readmissions of patients and provide self-help in rehabilitation in the patient's own home. The project is sponsored by the Center for Health Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark, and the Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority.
The project cooperates with a number of other partners, including BioMed Community in Aalborg, Denmark.
An ongoing industrial PhD project conducted together with FORCE Technology and Bispebjerg Hospital. The project will end early next year, and as a partial achievement, a demonstration was made in the hospital early this year.
Device that uses UVC light for sterilizing the intra-luminal space of a catheter while it is located in the patient.
DTU Fotonik at the Danish Technical University (DTU) has developed and patented a cost efficient but very effective device that uses UVC light for sterilizing the intra-luminal space of a catheter while it is located in the patient. UVC light kills exposed bacteria by damaging their DNA so they cannot reproduce. This approach is unique compared to what can be achieved using current methods based on chemical agents and coated surfaces.