Environmental impacts of digital services for health and wellbeing in the home

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Digitalization is increasingly visible in our daily lives, from the most basic to the most complex activities in workplaces and social gatherings. It is also expected to promote significant changes to future health care and well-being services, including hospitals and living schemes. These services can range from simple tasks like monitoring daily activities, to more complex ones like verifying heart beat rates, online diagnostics and recovery check-ups. Our project is looking into the environmental effects of providing these services at different independent living schemes for elderly people in the UK and, in collaboration with a group of social scientists, gain a better understanding of how users interact with digital devices. The project's outcomes are expected to shed light on how they can be used to improve health care services and, at same time, the sustainability of modern societies.
Period30 Apr 2022
Held atSustainable Futures, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • digitalization
  • health services
  • sustainability
  • circular economy

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Futures