H-Impact

Challenges 2019

Active Ageing

Active Ageing

We all live longer nowadays.  And that’s great because it means we have more time to enjoy ourselves. But with old age comes many challenges. In Ghent, over 30% of people aged 65 or older, admitted to feeling lonely most of the time, which has a serious impact on overall wellbeing. That’s why we need to develop new ideas on how to beat loneliness for the elderly, and leverage new and emerging technologies to create a lasting impact.

Burn Out

Burn Out

The amount of young adults suffering from burnout is increasing, rapidly. It’s probably one of the most talked-about syndromes of this time, but still, no solution has been found. Did you know that no less than 14 percent of our 18-29 year-olds know a relative or close friend diagnosed with burnout? That’s why we need to develop new ideas on how to beat burn-out and leverage new and emerging technologies to create a lasting impact.

Cancer

Cancer

Cancer is one of the most researched diseases today. And yet, it is still incredibly difficult for researchers to figure out a cure that works. Unfortunately, cancer is almost always accompanied by a whole set of symptoms that decrease the patients’ quality of life. That’s why we need to develop new ideas on how to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and leverage new and emerging technologies to create a lasting impact.

Obesity

Obesity

With an estimated 2 billion adults that are overweight, obesity is an important global challenge.

Being overweight is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and some types of cancer. All while obesity is largely preventable. That’s why we need to develop new ideas on how to prevent obesity and leverage new and emerging technologies to create a lasting impact.

These 4 challenges are based on important issues in our healthcare system today, as they all come directly from our partners within the industry. During the H-Impact program, we’ll use these challenges as a case to build knowledge, practice skills and develop the right attitude to create lasting solutions.