On November 29-December 1, 2016, a press delegation from The Straits Times in Singapore visited Denmark to explore and report on the Danish approach to user driven design and development and implementation of assisted living technology.
On the first day, the delegation visited the venue of Børsen in Copenhagen for an introduction to the Danish healthcare system and elderly care by Hans Erik Henriksen, CEO of Healthcare DENMARK. Next, the delegation headed to the city of Odense to visit Odense University Hospital. At the hospital, the delegation was introduced to the Danish approach to user driven design and development of innovative technologies, such as tele-medical and emergency-related solutions. Part of the program was a visit to Havebaek 1, a nursing home with focus on implementation of assisted living technologies. Rounding off the visit to Odense, the delegation visited the Technological Institute for a demonstration of robot technologies.
The next day, back in Copenhagen, the Singaporean journalist conducted an interview with Copenhagen’s Mayor of Health and Care, Ms. Ninna Thomsen. The program included visits to the nursing homes “Rundskuedagen” and “Sølund” in Copenhagen both focused on implementation of assisted living technology. Furthermore, each nursing home has a special focus. The nursing home Rundskuedagen focuses on better quality in food and diet to increase well-being of residents, and the nursing home Sølund focuses on the use of music in daily activities.
On the final day, the delegation visited the day centre, “Vennerslund”, to learn about balance improvement through play. The visit included a demonstration of robot tiles by the users in the day centre. The robot tiles light up when the user touches them and can help to improve the balance of the elderly, and strengthen their muscles and endurance. The Singaporean delegation ended the trip to Denmark by visiting the nursing home “Lindehaven” for an introduction to the “Stimuli Room”, which is a stimulating patient environment targeted residents with dementia. The room stimulates the senses through an ergonomic lighting concept by Danish company, Chromaviso.
The delegation visit was organized and hosted by Healthcare DENMARK. For more information about this visit, please contact Senior Consultant Tanja Staniok.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark and seeing these or other Danish healthcare solutions and initiatives yourself, please do not hesitate to request a visit. Healthcare DENMARK will tailor a program to your specific preferences and assist with planning local transportation and accommodation.