Japanese delegation visits JD TeleTech

Monday the 30th of September, a Japanese business delegation on a trip arrange by the Royal Danish Embassy visited JD TeleTech and Aalborg University. JD TeleTech had arranged for a morning of presentations for the guests, about different, health related subjects.

After a welcome by Birthe Dinesen, JD TeleTech intern Johan Steffensen gave a short presentation on the Danish welfare state in Japanese, and Prof. Dinesen talked about JD TeleTech’s projects and about digitalization of Danish healthcare.

After a break, graduate student Lahila Diaby talked about Aalborg University’s style of learning, and University consultant Gert Spender-Andersen explained the university’s model for cooperation between business and research.

The Japanese guests were interested in the subjects, and their many questions was a pleasant surprise for the speakers. At the conclusion of the morning’s program, the delegation continued to the Nursing Home of the Future to meet with Aalborg Kommune consultant Lars Nøhr.

Workshop in Tokyo, December 2019

The JD TeleTech Network has its next workshop December 2-6 2019 in Tokyo.

The Foreign Ministry of Denmark, The Royal Danish Embassy in Tokyo, Tokyo Trade Council are collaborating with the JD TeleTech Network on making the program for the workshop. There will be visits to hospitals, nursing homes on elderly care, companies within eHealth and robotics and roundtables with stakeholders within the field, e-posters, etc.

The preliminary program will be posted at this homepage early September. Please stay posted.

Johan Steffensen, internship at JD TeleTech

Johan Steffensen, who is studying Japanese culture and communication at Aarhus University, is starting an at internship this fall 2019 at the JD TeleTech Network, connected to Laboratory for Welfare Technologies – Telehealth & Telerehabilitation at Aalborg University.

Johan will be working on developing the network, preparing and launching webinars within eHealth themes from Japan and Denmark, help preparing the next JD TeleTech Workshop in Tokyo in December, and help Japanese companies facilitating collaboration with healthcare organizations within the JD TeleTech.

We are looking forward to collaborating with Johan this fall.

Japanese-Danish Welfare Technologies Workshop June 10-13, 2019, in Denmark

Dear Japanese colleagues within healthcare, technology and research ,

On behalf of the JD TeleTech, we would like to invite you to Aalborg, Denmark for the First Annual Danish Japanese Workshop on Welfare Technologies: “New Horizons for Telehealth, Telerehabilitation and Welfare Technologies and Programs”, to be held in Aalborg, from June 10-13, 2019.

Aims of the workshop are

  • To create dialogue and collaboration between Japan and Denmark within telehealth, telerehabilitation, welfare programs and technologies
  • To create the framework for collaboration between Japan and Danish universities, hospitals, municipalities and industry for developing, testing and evaluating telehealth/telerehabilitation and welfare technologies
  • To facilitate the development of new products, methods, and solutions for health-related diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitation tasks in private/public partnerships between Japan and Denmark
  • To present to our Japanese colleagues the structure and everyday operation of the Danish health system within elderly care, disease management for patients with chronic diseases and social welfare.

Detailed information, program and link to registration will be available here.

Workshop participation is free of charge. There is no registration fee of any kind. Participants must cover their own travel and lodging expenses. During the workshop there will be free transportation to special activities in the towns of Viborg and Skive.

Registration before May 17, 2019 Registration for workshop activities is mandatory.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Aalborg.

Best Regards,
Birthe Dinesen
PhD, Professor & Head of the Laboratory for Welfare Technologies – Telehealth & Telerehabilitat


Orihime presented at Aalborg University Hospital

Professor Birthe Dinesen was invited Friday March 22 to give a presentation on “Teachling, learning and new technologies within healthcare” at Aalborg University Hospital to 160 healthcare professionals, who are supervising students within nursing and nursing aids.

As part of the presentation two masters students in Clinical Science and Technologies, Francine Carrara and Stefan Vikkelsø Pedersen, presented the avatar Orihme from Ory Lab in Japan. They are testing the Orihime within social psychiatry in Aalborg Municipality.

Grant given to new JD TeleTech Network

The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education has given a grant to the Japanese-Danish TeleTech Network (aka JD TeleTech Network).

The grant will be used for a workshop in Denmark spring 2019 and a workshop in Japan fall 2019. The aim of the workshops is to facilitate new innovation and research projects between academia, healthcare professionals and industry.

We are looking forward to create synergies between the two countries within telehealth research.

Teijin visits Aalborg University

8-12 november 2018 Teijin ltd (JP) visited Aalborg University to initiate a new collaboration with Laboratory for Welfaretechnology – Telehealth & Telerehabilitation.

They also visited the Cardiology Ward at Viborg Hospital.

Ms. Wakana Imano and Mr. Kenichi Kameyama, Teijin, together with Ms. Rumi Lida, the Danish Embassy in Tokyo, in front of Viborg Cathedral