LEO Innovation Lab joined DTU High Tech Summit to present a variety of digital health solutions, and debate how medicine will be practiced in the future.
One of the major visions behind the rapid expansion of healthcare technologies involves creating digital solutions that aim at improving clinical efficiency, quality of care, affordability, and accessibility to healthcare services.
More than 2000 skin diseases exist. Many look alike but the wrong treatment can have a critical outcome, which creates an urgent need for diagnostic accuracy. At DTU High Tech Summit, different AI-powered diagnostic apps were showcased including the psoriasis tracking app Imagine, and the skin cancer melanoma detection app Skinvision. The goal was to present possible solutions that address some of today’s healthcare challenges by providing patients (and doctors) with effective diagnostic tools, help patients regain control of their disease, and bridge the gap between patient and healthcare provider.
Another topic for discussion was the role of genetic testing in the future of medicine. Each individual has their own, unique genome made up by 3 billion base pairs of DNA. Understanding your genetic traits makes it possible to tailor treatments to you as your genetic code influences risk factors and affects how you may respond to certain treatments.
Patient Perspective in Focus
Patients are central to the development of digital health solutions, and for that reason, two psoriasis patients were invited to present their insights at DTU High Tech Summit.
One of them was Alex, who was diagnosed with psoriasis at the age of 20. After many struggles with finding the right treatment and understanding his disease, he started using the psoriasis tracking app Imagine.
“It’s always been a part of me to stay aware of my mental well-being. I don’t always find technology to be 100% positive, but when I was introduced to Imagine, I thought it was very cool. It turns out that being able to follow the progress of my skin helped me realise how much stress triggers my condition,” he said during the talks.
Innovation Challenge: And the winner is…
In an endeavour to drive innovation globally, LEO Innovation Lab has for the past months encouraged innovators from all over the world to submit their ideas for the Innovation Challenge trying to solve two central health tech problems:
1) How can we utilise digital data to understand disease patterns?
2) How can we utilise digital tools in clinical trials for new medicinal products?
It all culminated at DTU High Tech Summit where five finalists from Denmark, Singapore, and Israel presented their projects in the hopes of winning 100 days of incubation in LEO Innovation Lab.
The winner was Our Clinical Trial’s AI-powered app that connects patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers of a clinical trial.