Participatory innovation in health practices
Due to pressures on welfare services and health provision (ageing, chronic diseases) there is a need to develop new health practices. These innovations may involve the use of emergent technologies, change through patient involvement, organisational learning, or the rethinking of health policies.
This track brings together researchers and practitioners from various disciplines, Testbeds, LivingLabs, Social Design and Social Innovation and others involved in the innovation processes of making change in health practices.
The track is all about innovation and change in work processes in the participation of patients, relatives, health professionals and the implementation of new processes and practices in health care and welfare.
We invite both researchers and practitioners to participate in this track with their experience. Among others participants may come from various clinical settings and health service institutions, the fields social design and social innovation, health technology, health games and persuasive games, patient interest groups and organizations.
We invite paper submissions that focus on Participatory innovation and socially responsive design and innovation in health practices. We like to see both scientific papers on novel findings and narratives.
Mia Folke is Associate professor of Electronics, specializing in biomedical engineering at Mälardalen University. Mia studied to Biomedical analyst followed by employment as Biomedical analyst at hospitals and at the Swedish Air Force. She studied Engineering at Mälardalen University between 1996 and 1999 followed by PhD studies at Mälardalen University. Mia Folke received the Ph.D. degree in 2005 from Mälardalen University. Her research interest is physiological measurements, both new measurement methods and sensor systems. Her main research interest is physical activity measurements and has developed a new method and a new measuring system to identify the lactate threshold by analyzing the respiratory air.
In part time Mia has since three years worked as a project manager for Mälardalen University collaboration arena of health and welfare technique that based on the user's need shall stimulate researchers and companies to develop new technologies and working methods in health and welfare.
Thomas Markussen is associate professor of social design at the University of Southern Denmark. In his research and work, Markussen is interested in how design and art practices may be used to re-distribute power and orders of control so that marginalized and vulnerable groups in society can be empowered to have a say in processes of societal change. Currently, he is engaged in the 3-year EU-funded PROMETHEUS project, in which a cross-disciplinary research team consisting of health professionals and design researchers aim at increasing shared decision making for cancer patients at Danish and German hospitals. Moreover, he is the principal investigator of the Social Games against Crime project (http://sacproject.org/). The aim of this project is to develop and implement a social game in the visiting facilities in top secure Danish prisons that can help children to maintain and develop proximal relationship with their incarcerated fathers.
Link: PROMETHEUS project
Link: the Social Games against Crime project