Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Klaus Diepold
Professor
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Summer School Munich

Digital Health Companians for Chronic Diseases


Following an innovative project-based learning approach, students in this Summer School will develop prototypes of digital health companions for people with a chronic disease. These individualised assistant systems can reduce disease events and allow patients to self-manage their health.

About this activity

The Digital Health Companions for Chronic Diseases Summer School will show how to bridge the gap between large sets of available health data and digital assistants, in order to improve medical outcomes in chronic diseases. Participants will learn about and apply digital assistant technologies to enhance the quality of life for chronic disease patients, support patients during acute flare-ups, and even prevent flare-ups – thereby reducing overnight stays in hospitals and supporting the shift of healthcare delivery from hospitals to primary and home care settings. Digital assistants enable remote monitoring and support patients in lifestyle intervention. Furthermore, digital assistants can evolve over time by using data to better understand patients.

Master’s students, PhD candidates, and professionals can take part in a two-week workshop in the summer of 2019. The Technical University of Munich, Philips and Gothaer jointly educate students in the intersection of digital assistant technologies, entrepreneurship, innovation and chronic-disease management. Participants will work together in teams, which will be coached by representatives from notable industry and hospital partners. Participants will also receive support from founders of EIT Health start-ups and Munich’s local ecosystem to refine their business models and the corresponding prototypes.

Find out more and register for the course here.

EIT Health Partners in this project