Health and Wellbeing Technologies research
Improving people’s health and wellbeing and saving lives using computer science and technology
Health and wellbeing technologies are a multidisciplinary field that stands at the intersection of healthcare, social care, and computer science, with the main objective to revolutionise the way we monitor, maintain, and improve our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Driven by the latest advances in medical informatics, machine learning, wearables, smart environments, and data science, health and wellbeing technologies research is at the forefront of addressing pressing health and social care challenges through computer science innovations.
Our work utilises strong links and partnerships with healthcare providers, social care organisations, and health technology companies to facilitate adoption of our research by industry to create tangible and lasting impact on people’s health and wellbeing. Our work with the Royal College of Physicians has set a new standard for assessing the severity of acute illness (known as the "National Early Warning Score" or NEWS). This process is now used by 100% of paramedics and 76% of hospitals across NHS England.
The range of problems that we are addressing in our work covers in-hospital care, including intensive care units and surgery, post-treatment rehabilitation for conditions like stroke, and promotion of independence and wellbeing in residential and business settings, including ageing population, long term health conditions, health and safety at work, and mobile health.
Our research covers the following topics:
- Clinical Outcome Modelling
- Applied Health Informatics
- Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics
- Ambient Assisted Living
- Autism interventions
Some of our partners include:
- Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust
- University of Oxford
- University of Southampton
- Hobbs Rehabilitation
- Bournemouth University
Dr Taiwo Adedeji
Dr Elisavet Andrikopoulou
Dr Mohamed Bader-El-Den
Media ready expert
Professor Jim Briggs
Dr Dongxu Gao
Dr Alice Good
Dr Ivan Jordanov
Professor Zhaojie Ju
Dr Rinat Khusainov
Professor Honghai Liu
Dr Haythem Nakkas
Miss Carrie Toptan
Dr Dalin Zhou
We're working to develop technology that makes work more efficient for the organisations that form the National Health Service (NHS).
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Health and Wellbeing Technologies is an area of expertise in the Computing research area. Explore the other areas of expertise here.
Ambient Assisted Living
We're exploring the use of technology in people’s daily lives to promote independence and wellbeing
Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
Our research is exploring practical applications of AI and data science for solving business problems and societal challenges
Cyber Security and Forensics
We're exploring solutions to emerging cyber security challenges and dealing with crime in the cyberspace
Our research is exploring the use of robotics and advanced sensor technologies for rehabilitation, diagnostics, and assisted living applications