1 Department of Electronic Systems, The Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENG), Aalborg University, VBN2 The Faculty of Engineering and Science (TECH), Aalborg University, VBN3 Department of Communication Technology, The Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENG), Aalborg University, VBN
This paper describes the theoretical principles for the establishment of a parallel and complementary modality of healthcare delivery – named Coproduction of Health (CpH). This service-model activates digital data, information, and knowledge about health, healthy choices, and the individuals' health-state and computes through personalized models context-aware communication and advice. “Lightweight technologies” (smartphones, tablets, application stores) would serve as the technology close to the end-users (citizens, patients, clients, customers), connecting them with “big data” in conventionally and non-conventionally organized data repositories. The CpH modality aims at providing synergies between professional healthcare, selfcare, informal care and provides data-fusion from several sources such as health characteristics of consumer goods, from sensors, actuators, and health related data-repositories, and turns this into “health added value” for the individual. A theoretical business model respecting healthcare values, ethics, and legal foundation is also sketched out.
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 2012, p. 52-58
Main Research Area:
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health, 2012