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How can we take advantage of innovative sensory technologies using audio, light, gaming and VR/AR when it comes to health? How can we support the development of new, safer and more effective interventions? The focus will be on emerging technologies and future trends, featuring groundbreaking research and inspiring industry cases and business applications. Whether you’re a researcher, business executive, IT- specialist, healthcare professional or just interested in the area, this track will give you knowledge of the newest trends and a glance into the future of your industry.

Registration here: https://www.hightechsummit.dk/


  • 10.20 – 10.30: Introduction: “The importance of Sensory Technologies in Healthcare” and a brief introduction to the “Sound &Health” project “, Kira Vibe Jespersen, Post.Doc, AU Center for Music in the Brain
  • 10.30 – 10.50: Tech Talk: “NextGen technologies in Healthcare”, Henrik Hautop Lund, Professor DTU Elektro
  • 10.50 – 11.10: Business Talk: “Neuro-gaming & health”, Kim Baden-Kristensen, CEO, Brain+
  • 11.10 – 11.30: Tech Talk: “Transforming Healthcare by Leveraging Illusions of Presence in Virtual Environments”, Niels Chr. Nilsson, Assistant Professor, Aalborg University
  • 11.30 – 11.50: Business Talk: “VR therapy applications”, Paula Epure, COO, VR-rehab
  • 11.50 – 12.20: Debate: “How can we take advantage of NextGen technologies in healthcare”? Participants: Jacob Høy Berthelsen, Janus Laust Thomsen, Sine Jensen.

Facilitator: Anders Høeg Nissen, Techjournalist, podcaster, speaker moderator.


Kira Vibe Jespersen: Kira Vibe Jespersen holds a PhD in health sciences from Aarhus University. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Danish National Research Foundation’s Center of Excellence for Music in the Brain. Her research focus on the use of music technologies to promote health as well as the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the potential effects of music in health care. Particularly, she has been interested in disentangling the effects of music as a sleep aid.


Henrik Hautop Lund: Professor Henrik Hautop Lund, Center for Playware, Technical University of Denmark, is World Champion in RoboCup Humanoids Freestyle 2002, and has more than 200 scientific publications. He has developed shape-shifting modular robots, presented to the emperor of Japan, and has collaborated closely on robotics and AI with companies like LEGO, Kompan, BandaiNamco for the past two decades. He has developed technical skill enhancing football games together with footballers Laudrup and Hoegh. He invented the RoboCup Junior game, which has now reached more than 1 million kids worldwide, to enhance playful technology for children worldwide. Together with international pop star Peter Gabriel, he has develop the MusicTiles as a music 2.0 experience to enhance music creativity amongst everybody, and used for stage performance during Peter Gabriel’s tour. He has invented to the patented Moto Tiles for playful prevention and rehabilitation among seniors to allow them to break away from monotonous training programs, and participate in an exercise that is fun and exciting, and therefore more motivating. In all cases, the modular playware technology approach is used in a playful way to enhance learning, creativity and activity amongst anybody, anywhere, anytime.


Kim Baden-Kristensen: Kim Baden-Kristensen is the CEO and Co-founder of Brain+, an award winning danish health tech company specializing in digital neurorehabilitation of cognitive functions.
Kim is a founding member of the Digital Therapeutics Partnership, a global non-for-profit with a mission to enhance patient outcomes and quality of care with clinically-validated digital therapeutics. He is intensively engaged in health care policy debates and initiatives on the European level. Kim is recognized as an expert within digital cognitive therapeutics, with particularly emphasis on neurogame-based rehabilitation and gamified behavioral therapy. Kim holds an MSc. In Innovation Management from Copenhagen Business School, a Health Care Innovation Management degree from Harvard Business School, and a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience from Copenhagen University.


Niels Chr. Nilsson: Niels Christian Nilsson holds a PhD in natural interaction in virtual reality from Aalborg University Copenhagen. He currently works at the same institution as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology. Niels’ research interests include natural interaction in virtual reality, user experience evaluation, presence studies, perception and cognition within virtual environments.


Paula Epure: Paula is the COO and Founder of VR Rehab – a startup developing clinical VR rehabilitation solutions. She holds an MSc in Interaction Design from Aalborg University and has a background in Management and Marketing. Paula has been working with VR rehabilitation for the last 5 years. VR Rehab was established to make rehabilitation programs more successful, easier and safer for the patients while maintaining low costs. Paula’s long-term goals are to bring VR rehabilitation in patients’ home and to stimulate the growth of the VR rehabilitation community.


Sine Jensen: Sine has a special interest and expertise in defending and promoting patients’ rights and have a comprehensive overview of the digital health service and health policies in Denmark. The major concern for the Danish Consumer Council on e-health is privacy issues and the right to corset data – especially with health data. On a daily basis Sine is representing consumers and patients in numerous committees in the field of e-health and pharmaceuticals – both on a national level and within the EU. For 10 years Sine has worked with consumer health policies and before that 6 years with health policy for elderly. Her educational background is MA in Educational Studies and history, Roskilde University (2001) and nursing, Ringsted Nursing School (1996).


Jacob Høy Berthelsen:Founder of Enversion A/S, Jacob Høy Berthelsen, offers a primer on the interaction between artificial intelligence and health year 2018 and beyond. Jacob will elaborate on how the use of deep neural networks makes it possible to predict health-related events, such as sepsis (blood poisoning), cardiovascular disease and various eye diseases. Today, these tools are already being utilized in the ‘Clinical Decision Support System’ (CDSS) – a project that will also be discussed. Jacob explains the paradox of how using data can help save lives, and at the same time demands an increased need for new ethical and political decisions on practical application.


Janus Laust Thomsen:Janus Laust Thomsen is professor at Research Unit for General Practice, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University. The main arears of interest are new technology, quality development and implementation of new knowledge in general practice. Janus is part time general practitioner and has a background as director for the Danish Quality improvement unit working with improving health for the patients through better decision support for general practitioners and shared decision making in the consultation.


Anders Høeg Nissen: Anders Høeg Nissen has been working as a broadcast journalist and radio presenter for more than twenty years, covering science and technology for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR).
Since 2017 he has been working as an independent podcaster, journalist, consultant and public speaker – still with a focus on the benefits and challenges of tech.