A new track for technology: Can ICT take care for healthier lifestyles?
AbstractThe paper takes a look on potential contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to abate public health challenges caused by demographics and lifestyle. From the current convergence of mhealth, and sport market products emerge targeting normal athletes to control their training in a quantified manner. The resulting feedback and transparency foster a healthier lifestyle. These products and services help overcome limitations to innovation typical to the health care market. The paper is based on research by the European Commission's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies on Integrated Personal Health/Care services. --
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Telecommunications Society (ITS) in its series 22nd European Regional ITS Conference, Budapest 2011: Innovative ICT Applications - Emerging Regulatory, Economic and Policy Issues with number 52185.
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eHealth; Integrated Personal Health/Care services; sport; training; lifestyle related disease; innovation;
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- L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
- I19 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Other
- I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-12-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2011-12-13 (Health Economics)
- NEP-ICT-2011-12-13 (Information & Communication Technologies)
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