Space Enabled Healthcare and Wellbeing: Exploring the Opportunities



Life Sciences Hub Wales
The Chris McGuigan Hub
3 Assembly Square
Cardiff Bay
CF10 4PL


01/05/2018 - 12:00 pm


01/05/2018 - 7:00 pm

The challenges are great… but the opportunities are infinite!

Healthcare services are increasingly turning to digital technology to provide transformative solutions to the challenges faced. Digitalised records management and the delivery of more efficient and integrated services are just the starting point for technology interventions.

By joining us at this exciting event you will:

  • Understand how digital technologies, including space, are driving transformation change in healthcare service provision.
  • Explore the opportunity to embed space enabled technology and data to revolutionise diagnostics and treatment.
  • Participate in a workshop to determine how we can establish and maintain a vibrant community in Wales for satellite-enabled healthcare.


The presentations from the event are now available – simply click the title of the talk to access the slides.

12:00 – 12:30 – Registration and lunch

12:30 – 12:40 – Welcome and Introductions – Wendy Lane, Director of Transformation NHS Arden & GEM CSU

12:40 – 13:00 – A 2030 Vision for Space in Healthcare: How connectivity and AI are driving transformational change – Adrian Smith, Head of Health Solutions, Satellite Applications Catapult

13:00 – 14:00 Space and Health Case Studies:

• Capsule Endoscopy: next generation early cancer diagnosis – John Vesey, Head of Government Services, Satellite Applications Catapult

• Air quality modelling and monitoring: Enabling positive healthcare outcomes  – Roland Leigh, Leicester Institute for Space and Earth Observation (N.B: These slides are too large to be supported by our website, if you would like a copy, please email

• Mobile Breast Screening: ‘always connected’ integrated screening – Viv Barrett, DEOS Europe

14:00 – 14:20 – Break

14:20 – 14:45 – Opportunities and Challenges for Healthcare in Wales – Welsh Government team to articulate challenges, opportunities, and strategy for healthcare in Wales – Ifan Evans – Technology & Innovation, Health & Social Services Department, Welsh Government.

14:45 – 16:15 Workshop: Anna Mankee-Williams, Senior Research Fellow Health & Care at Falmouth University & Adrian Smith, Head of Health Solutions, Satellite Applications Catapult

16:15 – 16:45 – Feedback

16:45 – 17:00 – Summary and Next Steps

17:00 – 17:30 – Break

17:30 – 18:30 – Digital Tuesday – Space Opportunities
Short pitches from:
• Jon Wood – Manager for Wales, Innovate UK
• Sara Huntington – UK Space Agency
• Ian Downey – ESA

18:30 – 19:00 –  Networking

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