A survey conducted by the Science Park Tehnopol in 2018 shows that 75% of people consider digitally collected health data to be useful for health, disease prevention and treatment improvement. 72% of respondents agreed that using digital health solutions increases people’s commitment to control their health and they believe that data will help them get better services.
Great opportunity for startups
The state has given entrepreneurs all the necessary building blocks to provide smart services in health care and we will see more and more personal data-driven solutions coming to market in upcoming years. Geenivaramu, who will also be on the main stage at Latitude59 plays an important role in enabling these solutions to come alive.
Another solution called 42 by Detalytics, also presented on the stage, provides you with personalized and actionable data about your sleep, physical activity and heart rate. Just another health app you might ask? No. 42 gives you what you do not get from your wearable app: a simple to understand Lifestyle Impact Score (LIS). This aggregated analytics score that reflects your functioning status taking into accounts an array of daily behaviours, medical data and environmental factors.
What does the future bring?
Unlike other industries, healthcare concerns every citizen – both healthy people and people with health problems. Every day new technologies are coming to market and the use of artificial intelligence and genetic data in healthcare solutions and prevention is more of a present than a future. We will see many new solutions based on the personalized data and the communication between doctors and patients moves partly to the online environment.
Skilful use and management of data are important because due to the abundance of date, the regulations must be in place. Laws and rules have to be set and they should support the implementation of new services and solutions. It is important to show that:
• People own their data,
• People can decide for themselves who have access to their sensitive health data
• People can monitor who has seen their data.
Science Park Tehnopol is the leading partner of the Connected Health Cluster – country-wide partnership between health-related stakeholders in Estonia, who are committed to accelerating the adoption of connected health solutions, on an international scale and on commercial terms.
Come and see the health tech track powered by Tehnopol at Latitude59!
Speakers at L59 health track – 10:00-10:45, 17 May, Blue stage
Tõnu Esko, PhD, is a Vice Director, Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu and Head of the Estonian Biobank Science Center, where he holds also a senior group leader position in functional and population genomics. Dr Esko is also a Research Scientist at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, USA, and visiting researcher at the Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He has founded and is co-leading several international consortia. He serves as Scientific Advisory Board member for several global companies.
Alain Bicqué is the CEO of Detalytics, a human data analytics platform. Alain has well over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, especially with insurance products related to people. He was responsible for over 50 countries and has had extensive international exposure building global teams and setting up green field operations in various countries.
Ida Tin is the CEO and Co-Founder of female health app Clue, the free-to-download, free-to-use period tracking app, designed to help women around the world track their periods and better understand their bodies. To date, Clue has more than 11 million active users worldwide. In March 2018, Clue launched a new website, becoming the first menstrual health hub, providing empathetic, reliable and scientifically accurate information regarding female health.