11 Oct UEF Café Smart: New prospects of technology and analytics in improving people's health, Kuopio

Time: Wednesday 11 October 2017, at 15.30–16.30

Place: Ramin Konditoria Kahvila - cafeteria, Puijonkatu 23, Kuopio

New prospects of technology and analytics in improving people's health


Possibilities of Robotics in Future Rehabilitation
Professor Pasi Karjalainen, Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland

How can human motion be captured by cameras and sensors, and how can this data be utilised in the assessment of rehabilitation? Can a robot help rehabilitate a stroke patient’s arm?


Disease Preventive Function of Vitamin D
Professor Carsten Carlberg, School of Medicine, University of Eastern Finland

Vitamin D is produced by the human skin when exposed to sunlight, but in dark Finnish winter months, it needs to be taken up by diet (fatty fish or fortified milk) or by direct supplementation with pills. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with many different diseases and medical conditions, highlighting the importance of an adequate vitamin D status.


The event is hosted by Ricardo Patino, Creative Director, Ad Kiivi Ltd.


In recognition of Finland’s 100 years of independence, the University of Eastern Finland will organise two Café Smart science café events: one in Kuopio on Wednesday, 11 October, and the other in Joensuu on Thursday, 30 November. The themes of the science cafés will focus on phenomena that are topical in today’s Finnish society.

The Café Smart events in both Kuopio and Joensuu are free of charge and open to everyone with no registration required. Coffee will be served at the events (free of charge).



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