Digital Health Engineering and Entrepreneurial Innovation

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Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftswissenschaften für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler
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EIT Health (European Institute for Innovation & Technology)
Chair and Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics, RWTH Aachen University
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In this transdisciplinary course, students receive the opportunity to work together with other students from various disciplines by developing creative digital solutions to address the aging population in Europe. Triggered by an interactive experience of aging using an age simulation suit, the teams will develop digital solutions to support older adults in the field of healthcare. This course will be delivered by RWTH's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group (WIN) and the Chair and Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics (IAW). It comprises interactive teaching modules focusing on entrepreneurship, user-centered app design as well as ethical and age oriented product development. In this course students take a new perspective on age and health. A focus will be laid on the development of competencies for the ethical, social and age-appropriate development of digital (app-supported) solutions. Basic competences for the development of digital solutions, their user-oriented design and meaningful connection with a business plan are trained.