East Netherlands Region: for a Healthier Europe
Will we soon have an avatar monitoring our health? Can we use big data to predict illnesses and prevent diseases? In what way can digitalisation contribute to a healthier lifestyle? How does this improve our quality of life and life expectancy? Professor Albert van den Berg spoke about a ‘human avatar’ - a virtual copy of yourself. He outlined the opportunities that digital technology offers health care. By combining digital technology and tailored medication, it becomes possible to focus on health instead of disease: better disease prevention, quick diagnosis, more accurate monitoring and targeted medication and tailor-made treatments.
Through this EURegion talk you have been inspired by the latest developments in (nano) technology and have gotten a picture of how health care in the future can look revolutionary.
Who is professor Albert van den Berg? He is professor of sensor systems for biomedical and environmental applications at the University of Twente. In 2009 he received the Spinoza Prize for his research into the manipulation and movement of fluids at micro and nano level.
Take away message
Th!nk East Netherlands gave a look into the future of health during the EUregion talk. Professor Albert van den Berg inspired by presenting a digital twin as a means to prevent disease and promote health. Will you join us and work together on digital health solutions? Think health? Th!nk East Netherlands!
"In 20 years from now, having a digital twin to monitor your health will be the norm. We invite all stakeholders to join us in this development."