Innovation Unit @Oppi Festival of Education in Helsinki

Sarah Wilson
Friday, 14 March 2014 - 1:54pm

We’re delighted to say that the Innovation Unit will be at Oppi Festival of Education in Helsinki! 

Tickets are on sale now!

Ditch your preconceptions of education events. Oppi is a not-for-profit festival, not a conference. That means it’s...

Inspiring Healthcare: Buddy App

Site Manager
Tuesday, 4 March 2014 - 9:51am

Linking lifestyle behaviour, physical health and mental wellbeing

People suffering from mental illness often encounter significant physical barriers to accessing the right treatment. And since one-in-four people experience mental illness of some kind at some point in their lifetime, it is not surprising that demand for services is heavy, and clinicians in short supply. Cuts to funding in recent years have exacerbated this, resulting in long waiting lists and often long chunks of time between appointments with professionals. It is vital that patients are able to manage their...

Inspiring healthcare: Doctor Mole

Site Manager
Tuesday, 4 March 2014 - 9:50am

Smart use of digital technology to support healthcare

Doctor Mole is a skin-cancer prevention tool that provides an on-the-spot risk assessment. The user photographs the potential mole with the phone’s camera. The app then relies on an algorithm to calculate the dimension of the mole and surrounding skin, and builds a structural map of the growth patterns of the different tissues involved. By processing the map, the app is able to assess whether the mole shows abnormal development.