At the end of this course, the student learned:
At the end of this course, the student knows:
- The role of eHealth in overcoming some of the challenges created by an ageing population;
- How to engage with end-users in the design of a digital health solution that enables remote care to motivate lifestyle changes that fits the needs of a specific end-user
- How to apply the Creative Technology design cycle to come up to an inclusive eHealth solution that supports a healthy lifestyle throughout the life course
- How to evaluate whether the designed solution fits the user's needs
- The main challenges for the healthcare systems in the upcoming years risen from the increase in the age of the population and the importance of healthy lifestyle
- The potential of eHealth/digital health to face some of these challenges
- How to formulate design problems from the perspective of the user
The demographic change and consequent burden on socio-economic systems require a reconsideration on the current organization of healthcare. This course is a broad introduction of development of eHealth services that have a serious chance to be successfully implemented in our current care system. The goal of these services is to support patients in managing their health and/or chronic illnesses, with a specific focus on motivating a healthy lifestyle.|
Specifically, these eHealth services aim to
The three central questions of this course are:
- Improve the quality of care
- Lower the pressure on our labour capacity in health care
- Improve quality of life for the patients
- Support care in extramural and intramural care settings
- How to elicit user needs and translate these user needs into an eHealth solution?
- How to make technology motivating for engaging in a healthy lifestyle?
- What should the design look like, to realize the aims mentioned above?
Check point 1: Pitch on user needs
Check point 2: Pitch on designing for motivation
Presentation and discussion
Realisation / visualisation of product
The student must pass both check points. The sum of all weighted-grades results in the overall grade of the course. A final grade of at least 5.5 completes this course.
RCN provides the opportunity to repair a failed check point and to improve deliverable "Visualisation of the product". However, improving the visualisation results in a maximum deliverable grade of 6.0.
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