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Title:A new track for technology: Can ICT take care for healthier lifestyles? PDF Logo
Authors:Baum, Peter
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:22nd European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS2011), Budapest, 18 - 21 September, 2011: Innovative ICT Applications - Emerging Regulatory, Economic and Policy Issues
Abstract: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.
Subjects:eHealth
Integrated Personal Health/Care services
sport
training
lifestyle related disease
innovation
JEL:L86
I19
I29
Document Type:Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:22nd European Regional ITS Conference, Budapest 2011

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