Health in the Digital Era. Our conference track “re:health” examines new avenues in health and healthcare. The various track sessions all focus on how society deals with the digitisation of everyday life, as well as the potential benefits – and potential risks – for people and their bodies. The track has been a fundamental part of re:publica conferences since 2009. In 2015 sessions included, for example, the use of 3D printers to create prosthetics in disaster areas, depression and the internet and handling sensitive medical data. Previous sessions also looked at digital developments in classic healthcare, therapies for autism and quality assurance for online healthcare information. Check out below for all sessions and news on re:health in the last couple of years.

In 2016 we offered interesting insights and ignited discourses on health in the digital era with topics such as the use and rights of health care data, digital menstrual cycle trackers, online therapy and other. Also we ventured into and experienced more about self-care. At the #rp17 we discussed data protection in the context of health 2.0, amongst other things. We were also considering the question of what democratic healthcare with DIY technologies could look like, as well as checking out genetic tests on the internet.

Our programme team was joined by the annual World Health Summit for global health matters, our long-serving co-curator Tobisa Neisecke and journalist and re:publica speaker Shari Langemak. This incredible team curated your submissions and put together a diverse and interesting event.

"re:publica has always been about the cutting edge and presenting innovative digital projects of tomorrow. Health and health care, from digital health care services to 3D printing in disaster areas, will be discussed with passion and insight by an international audience of scientists, business people, change makers, NGOs, hackers and journalists."
ANDREAS GEBHARD
, Founder and CEO, re:publica

"The quality of healthcare, its accessibility and delivery depends more than ever on effective medical devices. Technological innovation and especially digitalization will improve the state of health worldwide – from revolutionary discoveries to small but agile implementations. I am looking forward to new ideas and concepts at this year’s re:publica in May and the World Health Summit in October."  
PROFESSOR DR. DETLEV GANTEN
, Founding President of the World Health Summit (WHS)

  • Electrodes in the head, sensors in the vagina and always the fear of data theft: in the track re:health, speakers talk about the opportunities and threats of digitalisation for our health. A re:view.

  • First there was a social two-tier society, then the digital, and now we are moving towards a neural class differentiation, Miriam Meckel stated. In her talk she explained how humans and machines are merging and why that isn’t an exclusively positive thing.

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    Let’s re:connect, world! That's the meetup for you to connect to the DAAD-alumni delegation from all over the world with various different background in the field of Health Care and Public Management.
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    As part of Fablab Berlin's presentation Theresa Schubert is presenting her generative installation "survival".
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    We will be available for questions and to meet people who would be interested in collaborating on our project Custom DIY Limbs. There will be a table with some of our research and physical prototypes available.
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    60 Jahre nach der Markteinführung der Antibabypille und dem damit einhergehenden Befreiungsschlag für Frauen wird es Zeit für eine Revolution der natürlichen Familienplanung: Der Temperatursensor trackle erfasst als Wearable über Nacht die Körperkerntemperatur und überträgt die Daten drahtlos an eine App. So können Frauen ganz einfach und vor allem zuverlässig ihr fruchtbares Zeitfenster identifizieren – für Familienplanung oder Verhütung.
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    Die Digitalisierung hat den Gesundheitsmarkt mit voller Wucht erfasst. Moderne Medizin ist schneller und rentabler und stellt die Branche auf den Kopf. Neben Arztpraxen und Krankenhäusern digitalisiert sich auch die Notfallrettung. Digitale Technologien unterstützen Retter dabei, lebensrettende Sofortmaßnahmen noch effizienter zu koordinieren.
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    Die gesetzlichen Rahmenbedingungen des Gesundheitswesens sind veraltet und werden den Ansprüchen der Digital Natives nicht (mehr) gerecht. Jeder Dritte würde seine Gesundheitsdaten zur Verfügung stellen, um seine Fitness professionell coachen zu lassen. Gewinnorientierte Unternehmen bieten diese Services an – aber sind unsere Daten dort auch gut aufgehoben? Wie können Krankenkassen als Partner der Versicherten den Weg zu DigitalHealth ebnen?
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    More than a third of Americans live with fully legalized Cannabis, Canada will legalize Cannabis next year, and Germany just passed medical legalization in March.
    Still, cannabis is one of the most controversial plants on the planet. Cannabis regulation is on a global path, but why is it viewed so differently in different countries? What does the Green-rush actually mean?
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    More than a third of Americans live with fully legalized Cannabis, Canada will legalize Cannabis next year, and Germany just passed medical legalization in March.
    Still, cannabis is one of the most controversial plants on the planet. Cannabis regulation is on a global path, but why is it viewed so differently in different countries? What does the Green-rush actually mean? In this session, these and more questions around cannabis will be explored.
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    Die Zukunft gehört denen, die ihre Hirnleistung mit Medizin und Technik boosten. Welcome to the world of selfcraft …
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    Elektronische Gesundheitsakte – Schnittstelle der modernen Versorgung, Fortschritt, Notwendigkeit, Datenleck? Welche Infrastruktur muss gegeben sein, die allen AkteurInnen dient und gleichzeitig mit den vielen Teilsystemen des deutschen Gesundheitswesens kompatibel ist? Kritiker sehen die Patientenrechte in Gefahr. Besucht unsere Session, um mehr zu erfahren über Chancen und Risiken der elektronischen Gesundheitsakte.