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A new track for technology: Can ICT take care for healthier lifestyles?


  • Baum, Peter


The 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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  • Baum, Peter, 2011. "A new track for technology: Can ICT take care for healthier lifestyles?," 22nd European Regional ITS Conference, Budapest 2011: Innovative ICT Applications - Emerging Regulatory, Economic and Policy Issues 52185, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:itse11:52185

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    1. Bresnahan, Timothy F. & Trajtenberg, M., 1995. "General purpose technologies 'Engines of growth'?," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 65(1), pages 83-108, January.
    2. John Mark Boden & Cristiano Cagnin & Vicente Carabias Barcelo & Karel Haegeman & Timo-Topias Totti Könnölä, 2010. "Facing the Future: Time for the EU to meet Global Challenges," JRC Working Papers JRC56873, Joint Research Centre (Seville site), revised May 2010.
    3. Fabienne Abadie & Cristiano Codagnone & Marc van Lieshout & Corina Pascu & Peter Baum & Anssi Hoikkanen & José Antonio Valverde & Ioannis Maghiros, 2010. "Strategic Intelligence Monitor on Personal Health Systems (SIMPHS) Market Structure and Innovation Dynamics," JRC Working Papers JRC62159, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
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    eHealth; Integrated Personal Health/Care services; sport; training; lifestyle related disease; innovation;

    JEL classification:

    • 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

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