Augmented Health(care)™ : “the end of the beginning”. By Dr Lucien Engelen

Lucien Engelen is the founding director of the REshape Center for (healthcare) innovation (since 2010) at Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen The Netherlands. As of May 2018, he was appointed as Global Strategist Digital Health Edge Fellow at the Deloitte Center for the Edge, He is also core faculty at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine in Silicon Valley (since 2011) and CEO of his own company called Transform.Health, an expert in front-end healthcare innovation and a passioned and valued inspirational public speaker on the change of health(care).

Honoured to have made a contribution under Theme 5: This revolution will not stop – Chapter 48 “Digital Humans in Healthcare“.

Can you imagine a world in which Digital Humans play the role of cardiac coach?

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Exponential Tech Tuesday: Digital Humans in Health and Care


The 2019 series of Exponential TechTuesday started January 29th with an exciting theme: Digital Humans in Health and Care. Digital Humans are virtual appearances of ourselves or personal assistants, with the face of a real human. The development of these avatars, that can recognize human emotions of a user, is going extremely fast. So fast, that sometimes they seem indistinguishable from real humans… How can these forms of Artificial Intelligence add value to health and healthcare? Introducing the Digital Human Cardiac Coach.

*   Danny Tomsett (Founder and CEO of FaceMe, a Digital Human company)    

*   Piers Smith (Cognitive architect and project lead of Nadia, one of the first Digital Humans, created for and with people with disabilities)    

*   Marie Johnson (Managing Director and Chief Digital Officer of the Centre for Digital Business and co-creator of Nadia with the National Disabilities Insurance Agency)    

*   Mystery speaker X. Will X be virtual… or digital?

In 2016 the Global Network of Healthcare Innovation Centers (GNHIC) was founded, to help adopt emerging technologies in healthcare. Exponential TechTuesday is one of the programs within the GNHIC, with which we explain these new technological developments and tell about their relevance to our colleagues and partners.