Health technologies are intended to improve the quality of healthcare delivered through earlier diagnosis, less invasive treatment options, reduction in hospital stays and rehabilitation duration. New medical technologies keep emerging, but healthcare costs are rising. Even though a new technology seem to be very promising, only a limited amount of health technologies will in the end be used in clinical practice. To make wise choices on the development of new technologies in healthcare, early health technology assessments to evaluate the potential cost-effectiveness of such new devices is necessary.
In this course we will evaluate several newly developed technologies within the MIRA research institute for biomedical technology and technical medicine at the University of Twente. The technologies that will be assessed during this week are photoacoustic mammography (PAM) for breast cancer detection, the LOPES robot that provides walking support and a microbiology technique that helps in the early detection of cancer.
The CuriousU experience is a one-of-a-kind combination of a European summer school with international taste in combination with a festival at the leading entrepreneurial University of Twente. Our summer school package includes: academic courses, music, sports, theatre, inspirational speakers and accommodation at the campus of the University of Twente. We’ve got it all. The last edition of CuriousU was a huge success with participants from more than 50 countries! Check out CuriousU and get inspired. You wouldn’t want to miss it on 11 - 20 August, 2019. This is definitely the only and best festival style summer school in Europe!