TEDxEindhoven Salon Event: Embodying Innovation 19 April 2021

Healthcare innovations have become a driving force in improving and transforming people’s lives over the past century.  In view of the recent challenges we are facing, this has now become more important than ever.  To further understand innovations in healthcare, we invite healthcare innovation designers to help us explore the theme of “Embodying Innovation.”  

Our speakers talked about how they are shaping new healthcare innovations and help us visualise what healthcare will look like in areas such as artificial intelligence, personalized healthcare and oncology. We also had a panel of medical professionals, who will look back on conversations and discuss what it means to innovate in the healthcare industry, and where we will be in 20 years.

On the 19th of April, four healthcare professionals uncovered the secrets to increasing our longevity.  They presented new insights regarding shared decision making and guide us through their ideas on how to improve the healthcare sector in a rapidly changing digital world. 

Keep an eye on this page, to rewatch the talks, the panel and more!

TEDxEindhoven Salon: Embodying Innovation
Date: 19th April 2021 
Location: Online event


Ed de Kluiver

Kluiver, physician and former chairman of the board of the Isala heart center, talks about a strange paradox in healthcare. Much more is possible than we implement. What obstacles are in the way here? How can you develop major innovations and bring them to the world? 

Ed de Kluiver will explain why he thinks it is necessary to critically examine which treatments should take place in the hospital and which can be implemented in the patient’s living environment.

Martijn van Grieken

The doctors’ toolset can be expanded considerably with innovations. An interesting new direction is AI, which has the potential to become a Swiss army knife of healthcare. But how do you translate this mountain of data into insights that a doctor can work with immediately? 

Martijn van Grieken is co-founder of a start-up specialized in AI. He shows how he is working with healthcare providers to make these tools available.

Lúcia Fonseca

What is the role of empathy when innovating for medical technologies, where technical solutions interconnect with some of the most fragile moments in our lives, and become more embedded in the everyday tasks of our care professionals? Can technology actually help us to be even more humane? 

Lúcia Fonseca guides us through the innovation process and how a human-centric approach is key in delivering solutions that matter and help save patient lives. Lúcia is a biomedical engineer who co-creates with surgeons, scientists and designers on the future of minimal invasive interventions, such as lung cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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