Digital Health & Wellbeing

Dublin 8 is home to several of Ireland’s leading hospitals, research and academic institutes and a vibrant start-up community. The Digital Hub plays a key role in this collaborative ecosystem.

Current Programmes

Our current Digital Health & Wellbeing programmes include:

Digital Health & Wellbeing at The Digital Hub

Part of a collaborative ecosystem

Digital Health & Wellbeing programme highlights include:

2022: Smart D8 delivers eight pilots; five from an initial public call and three from within the Smart D8 consortium. The launch of the Civic Dollars pilot project was recognised with an award for the Best Use of Media Relations at the 2022 Awards for Excellence in Public Relations.

2022: In June, The Digital Hub hosted Radicle Lab, a series of workshops, ‘walks and talks’ and seminars curated by Seoidín O’Sullivan, Artist-in-Residence at The Digital Hub for 2021/22. The Radicle Lab brought local communities, artists and researchers together to connect, celebrate and develop ecologically sustainable projects and ideas that could evolve and grow to create an impact on the Dublin 8 area.

2021: SmartD8 initiative launched in March to improve the health and wellbeing of citizens in Dublin 8 through collaboration and innovation.

2020: Cohort of companies at The Digital Hub’s digital health sub-cluster, play a role in Ireland’s response to Covid-19: Akara Robotics Violet robot was tested by the HSE in two acute hospitals to identify the impact it can have in the fight against Covid-19, and has since been widely deployed; MEG Support Tools which provide digital quality management solutions for hospitals created the ‘Covid-19 hospital toolkit’, a feature bundle in their app; and patientMpower, who provide technology solutions across a range of therapy areas, applied their tech for the HSE’s Covid-19 home monitoring programme.

2019: To mark International Women’s Day 2019, The Digital Hub holds a panel discussion with women who are working in the area of Connected Health. The panellists shared their personal stories, professional perspectives and insights on accelerating gender balance.

2019: Health Innovation Hub Ireland and The Digital Hub host a joint event, ‘Connected health in Ireland – how we shape it and how we make it’. The event sees connected health entrepreneurs and experts deliver key insights and network.

2019: The Digital Hub and St. James’s Hospital’s Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) and Dept. of Medical Physics and Bioengineering hold an AI in Healthcare Technology Conference. Intended for clinicians, healthcare professionals, engineers and scientists, the objective was to demystify AI and to provide an understanding of the practical issues on the pathway from concepts to application.

2018: The tech and health community in Dublin 8 join forces to create a new app to help patients, visitors and staff to navigate their way around St. James’s constantly developing 60-acre site. The app was developed by practitioners at St. James’s Hospital in conjunction with MEG Support Tools, who are based at The Digital Hub, and was jointly funded by St. James’s Hospital Foundation and The Digital Hub.

2016: The Digital Hub, Molecular Medicine Ireland and Health Research Board Clinical Research Coordination Ireland join forces on a Connected Health workshop that examines the factors required in translating software for the healthcare systems.

2013: The Digital Hub and St. James’s Hospital call on digital enterprises to submit applications outlining how they would develop a website and mobile app using local data to document all health-related services in the vicinity of St. James’s Hospital. Esri Ireland were chosen, and their tools played an integral role in LAMP (the Local Asset Mapping Project), the ambitious preventative healthcare project at St. James’s.

2012: ActivAge was a one-day conference held at The Digital Hub in partnership with Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) at St. James’s Hospital to explore the role of technology in supporting healthy ageing.

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