Health and Wellbeing
Health is a domain of immense significance to society. Interactive technologies are used almost universally in clinical practice, preventative education and the treatment of chronic conditions. However, current healthcare systems are under-performing: they are often unreliable, difficult to use, and they do not address the needs of clinicians and patients adequately. We are missing many opportunities to innovate and improve people's experiences of health and wellbeing. The Health & Well Being theme includes research into novel health technologies; investigating the positive and negative impacts of technology on work-life balance; making interactive medical devices safer and more effective; and supporting those suffering from chronic pain to maintain a regular exercise programme.