IOT INNOVATECH LATAM 2020 | September 7 - 8 - 9, 2020

Design and assessment of healthcare technologies for patient well-being

Overview of Merlijn Smits conference "Design and assessment of healthcare technologies for patient well-being".
Design and assessment of healthcare technologies for patient well-being

Key Takeaways

  • Design healthcare innovations focused on optimal user well-being.
  • Understand the need to study the human-technology relationship before implementing technologies in healthcare settings.
  • Obtain a visualisation of the need for responsible design and technology assessment.

Healthcare technologies affect the experiences, actions, and values of patients. This requires close attention in the design process. An early understanding of the interactions between users and technologies helps to prevent undesired outcomes once the technology is introduced, and more to shape healthcare responsibly.

The current COVID-19 crisis stimulates the adoption of technologies like telemedicine, video calls between healthcare providers and patients, and virtual reality technologies. With these fast changes, it is especially important to assess human-technology relations.

This presentation will teach the audience about designing healthcare innovations focused on optimal user well-being, understanding the need to study the human-technology relationship before implementing technologies in healthcare settings, and obtain a visualisation of the need for responsible design and technology assessment employing several use-case scenarios, including virtual reality for post-intensive care rehabilitation after COVID-19.

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