What is EPIC?
- Address difficulties of providing care in remote locations
- Make steps towards making technology more accessible
- Focus on loneliness and isolation
- Strengthen support networks and sense of community
- Improve user experience of existing systems
- Offer cost savings solutions to the NHS
What do we mean by 'eHealth'?
eHealth is anything technological that can help with health and wellbeing, improve quality of life, help people to manage their long term conditions, and make life a little easier. eHealth is often called Health Tech too.
Types of this technology include apps for mobile phones and tablets, programs such as Skype and FaceTime, or Virtual Reality simulations, but also encompasses sensors and wearable devices, humanoid robots such as Pepper, voice-controlled speakers, or even companion pets such as Paro the ‘comfort’ seal for people with dementia.
Centre for Health Technology
Find out more about the Centre for Health TechnologyBringing together digital health and health technology expertise from across the University to drive the development, evaluation and implementation of innovative technologies, products, services and approaches to transform health and social care.