Medical Delta starts four new living labs. In the living labs, the Universities of Applied Sciences that are part of Medical Delta work together with healthcare institutions and companies. Each living lab received € 200,000 from Medical Delta.
The four new Medical Delta Living Labs are tackling current health & technology topics regarding prevention and care at home. For example, they focus on getting, and keeping, patients with cancer as fit as possible, or on research on e-health applications which help elderly to rehabilitate at home.
In the living labs, promising technological innovations are tested in real life environments with healthcare professionals and patients. This creates products and services that are in line with practical needs and speeds up the go-to-market process of healthcare innovations, as well as the implementation of these in healthcare processes. The Medical Delta Living Labs are therefore an important link in the innovation chain.
The new living labs will be placed at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Leiden University of Applied Sciences and Inholland University of Applied Sciences. In the living labs, lecturers from different disciplines together with healthcare organizations jointly tackle practical healthcare issues. Companies, end users and universities also participate in the living labs. Education, applied science and entrepreneurship come together.
“The new living labs will further boost the health & technology ecosystem in the region,” Gertine van der Vliet, director and director of Medical Delta expects . “The universities of applied sciences ensure that activities are properly secured. Because healthcare organizations and companies participate as well and practical questions are leading, healthcare innovations will find their way to the market faster. The new living labs thus contribute to public health, the economy and knowledge development in the province of Zuid-Holland and beyond. ”
The new living labs will set up their lab space in the coming months. A lab developer will work on a project-by-project basis by bringing together researchers, education, care organizations and companies. The initial investment must have paid for itself three times within four years. Five living labs have previously been set up by Medical Delta, the four new living labs are being added.
Healthcare is changing. More and more attention is paid to prevention and care at home. Technological innovations in the field of health research, for example, but also in the field of e-health, support these developments. The four new Medical Delta Living Labs meet these new needs.
Medical Delta Living Lab Better In Better Out focuses specifically on the fitness of patients with cancer before and during a treatment. This living lab stems from a collaboration between The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, in collaboration with practice partner HMC (Haaglanden MC).
Medical Delta Living Lab VIT for Life is mainly aimed at making people with an increased risk of lifestyle-related health complaints healthier with the help of technology. The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, the WMOradar Foundation and Kinderfysiotherapie Regio Westland work together in this living lab.
Medical Delta Living Lab Geriatric Rehabilitation @Home focuses on the development of e-health applications that promote home rehabilitation for the elderly. Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and Stichting Omring work together in this living lab.
Medical Delta Living Lab Integrative Medicine Technology mainly looks at non-pharmacological, complementary and person-oriented treatment methods, such as the use of natural products in the treatment of chronic conditions complaints and the demonstration of their effect. Leiden University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, NVAA and Cure + work together in this living lab.