Involving patients in digital health research
The potential for digital health solutions is great for chronic conditions, however most of these technologies are often underused due to a lack of understanding of the patient's needs and expectations. The use of participatory methods to involve patients is key to create meaningful interventions that reach the target goals.
Riitta ja Jorma J. Takasen Foundation
University of Oulu
Unit and faculty
Research Unit of Health Sciences and Technology
Faculty of Medicine
The project focuses on supporting patient involving in the design of digital therapeutics by creating "patient representatives" who are part of the research and development team. Their involvement ensures that patient interests shape the overall projects direction and result in active participation.