The aim of the Healthcare programme is to generate design requirements and methods for the design of products that focus on the medical professional, the medical environment and the patient. The focus is on human-product interaction during product use. This programme translates knowledge and skills into design guidelines for medical product concepts in medical systems. The goal is to improve the effectiveness, usability, safety and economical feasibility of products and systems.
All research is divided into three themes:
- The Specialist (error-free task fulfilment for the specialist)
- The Environment (influence the patient’s well-being through external factors)
- The Patient (apply biomechanical modelling in design processes)
How can people live healthy and socially meaningful lives?
How can we make healthcare services accessible to all?
The state of human health is evolving. In many countries, people are enjoying longer lives.
But this increase in longevity is coupled with an increase in chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease which may have gone undiagnosed in the past. The high costs of healthcare and the need for more medical staff already poses a challenge. However emerging digital technologies offer the potential for more responsive, personalised healthcare.