The Future Healthcare 2019, held at the Olympia in London and lasted 2 days, ended last week.
At the event it was possible to attend exhibitions and conferences with speakers from industry, the clinical environment and many start-up exhibitions.
The event was opened by former UK health minister Patricia Hewitt and former UK science minister, Lord Drayson, who turned to a heterogeneous crowd.
The event is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the health sector, but also to find new collaborations health service providers to start-up companies, and to explore future business opportunities.
Topics covered included experiences of integrating digital health care solutions into National health service and private offices to increase patient benefits and operational efficiency.
Experiences have also been shared of increasing the volume of technology that has been integrated into the surgical environments and the exponential growth of patient-oriented health technology.
Relevant contemporary issues have also found their way into discussions as the future of the Blockchain (a shared and immutable data structure, a digital register whose entries are grouped in "pages" and whose integrity is guaranteed by the use of cryptographic primitives.) in the health sector
and the post-brexit European health landscape.
The 'Wearables' were a key theme of the event with a session dedicated to the disruptive potential of technology.
Some incredible innovations have been exhibited by Emteq, which is integrating virtual reality into the clinical environment, and OXSIGHT, the inventors of smart glasses who are able to restore sight in some people.
While the session hosts, Thrive Wearables, offered participants an overview of the challengesand the opportunities deriving from the uniqueness of the data flow generated by wearables (wearable devices).
There were also targeted sessions to direct the path towards technology enhancement
and how to collaborate directly with the National Health Service in providing healthcare.
This theme was extended by James Somauroo, from the local accelerator HS.,
who spoke of the need to face the challenges faced by health professionals with the type of start-up
innovative technology that HS. helps to grow and grow.
The discussions and key notes in the flow of innovation for the health of the event presented one wide range of topics, including the challenges and benefits of AI enlargement in the clinical environment and mental health management through patient empowerment.
The second day of the program included a pitching session in which over 25 start-ups and early stages they shared their technology.
A wide range of innovative concepts have been exhibited including the safe disposal of the needle (NeedleDock),
management of medical records by passport (MyLifeRaft),
remote monitoring of the family (cardiomo),
monitoring of auricular vital signs (cosinuss).
Interactive virtual reality physiotherapy programs are also very interesting
for physical and neurological rehabilitation (Immersive Rehab), and air filtration that controls infection (Novaerus).
The futurist and international attention of the second day of the event ended with speakers who have begun to engage in intelligent and seamless integration
in health care in the environment of patients with perspectives drawn from the local government, from architecture and urban planning.
The event returns to London next year as Future Healthcare 2020.