Innovative Sensory Technologies

This conference will give the audience a chance to get a first impression of the possibilities in the realm of sensory intervention, and will also be engaged in discussing the technological possibilities for innovative medicine.

Odense Congress Centre

Ørbækvej 350

5220 Odense SØ

Start: 10.10.2017 | at 9:00 AM

End: 10.10.2017 | at 4:00 PM

Most of us recognize how sound and light can influence our feelings and emotions, but can sensory effects also make patients healthy? We ask the questions - How can different sensory environments affect us and what is the evidence behind using sound & light as medicine? How can we take advantage of innovative sensory technologies like VR/AR when it comes to health? This and much more will be discussed at this conference.

The focus will be on emerging technologies and future trends, featuring groundbreaking research and inspiring industry cases and business applications. Whether you’re a business executive, IT- specialist, health care professional or just interested in the area, this conference will give you opportunities to gain a competitive edge in your field and get a glance into the future of your industry.


9:30   Welcome and introduction from Danish Sound and Welfare Tech
Jan Larsen, MSc. E.E., Ph.D. Professor of Computer Science and Complexity, Danish Technical University.
Lene Vistisen, RN MI, Network Manager for Welfare Tech -  Innovation Network for Health and Welfare Technology.


9:45   Health Tech Trends anno 2025
Jens Ole Pedersen, MBA Ph.D., CEO Philips Health Systems Denmark and chairman for Welfare Tech -  Innovation Network for Health and Welfare Technology.

10:05   Fire side chat - Challenges & Future opportunities - How can we Optimize Multimodal Sensory Technologies Applied to a Healthcare & Wellbeing Context?
Guests: Indre Viskontas (University of San Francisco), Jens Ole Pedersen (Phillips Healthcare), Sune Buch-Sloth (Rødovre Municipality) and Jesper Roy (Takeawalk)
Facilitator: Jan Larsen

10:40   Coffee Break in the Expo Area

Hearing & Sound

11:10   Music as Medicine: How can Music Heal?
Indre Viskontas, Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience, M.M.  in voice performance, professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the University of San Francisco. Co-host of Inquiring Minds and Cadence podcasts.

11:55    Case story from AudioCura
Stefan Kalmar, Project Manager.

Sense of Sight & Light I

12:10   Light, Health and Well-Being - where are we today and how do we take the next step?
Jens Christoffersen, Senior Researcher at VELUX Group, Ph.D.

12:45   Lunch in the Expo Area

Sense of Sight & Light II

13:45   Case story from Wavecare
Bjørn Wennerwald, Healthcare Innovator.

Virtual Reality & Health

14:05   Transforming Healthcare by Leveraging Illusions of Presence in Virtual Environments
Niels Christian Nilsson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University Copenhagen.

14:35   Case story from TakeaWalk
Jesper Roy, Founder and Tech entrepreneur

14:50   Coffee in the Expo Area

15:20   Networking in the Expo Area
Visit our joint exhibition for sensory technologies

Read more about the People in the attached Program. You can find it in the Information Box in the upper-right corner.

This conference is sponsored by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Visit our joint exhibition for sensory technologies

Would you like to hear more about sensory technologies and experience the innovative solutions and the creative minds behind them? Visit our joint exhibition for sensory technologies at the WHINN EXHIBITION. Here our members will demonstrate their welfare solutions for you.

Meet Welfare Tech’s members at the joint exhibition:



Odense Congress Centre
Ørbækvej 350
Odense SØ

Date, Start:

at 9:00 AM

Date, End:

at 4:00 PM


Welfare Tech Innovation Network for Health and Welfare Technology, Danish Sound and Lyd og Sundhed


Free of charge, including lunch and refreshments. No show fee will be charged, DKK 1.125 / € 150 + VAT

More info:

Registration on WHINN's official registration website. Click on the REGISTRATION, enter your general information and select the WHINN events you wish to participate in.

Supported by

Welfare Tech is​ co-financed by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and The European Regional Development Fund.

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