Human Factors in Pervasive Health

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There is often a considerable difference between what we think people need and what people want to use” supported and was used as moto to the 2nd WideHealth Thematic School with a focus on Human Factors in Pervasive Health, Lisbon, 2022.

Based on the lectures and hands-on activities developed during the 2nd WideHealth Thematic School, we created this online course aiming to raise awareness and provide the necessary tools to those interested in developing accessible, patient- and clinician-friendly pervasive technologies. In this course you can find lectures and activities on user-centred design, needfinding, prototyping, validation and clinical evaluation of Persavise and eHealth Technologies. 



  • 5 Sections
  • 19 Lessons
  • 2 Quizzes
  • 20h Duration
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Module I: Needfinding
3 Lessons1 Quiz
  1. On Humans and Technology - how we (fail to) perceive the world around us
  2. Why co-design for health technologies?
  3. Uncovering users’ needs and expectations: qualitative frameworks for the development of user-centered software
  4. Profiling activity
Module II: Prototyping
5 Lessons1 Quiz
  1. Prototyping Interactive Systems for Healthcare
  2. Usability principles and Heuristics evaluation
  3. Opportunities for Technologies to Enhance the Quality of Life of Stroke Survivors and their Families
  4. Prototyping for Accessibility
  5. Prototyping activity
  6. Supplementary materials
Module III: From the Lab to the Real World - Evaluation and Explotation
5 Lessons0 Quizzes
  1. Evaluating technologies for healthcare - an overview
  2. Dealing with data from a clinical study
  3. Practical considerations for the development and validation of technology-mediated clinical interventions using virtual reality
  4. Pitch Canvas: know the tool and start preparing your final pitches
  5. Supplementary materials
Module IV: Round table discussions
2 Lessons0 Quizzes
  1. Gender Equality in ICT
  2. Research Management and Administration of Training
Module V: Recommeded videos
4 Lessons0 Quizzes
  1. "DataPark: Reflections from a Longitudinal Deployment of a Digital Platform for PD Monitoring" with Diogo Branco
  2. "Democratising Healthcare Technologies: Wearables to cue for drooling in Parkinson’s Disease" with Kyle Montague
  3. "Digital biomarkers for chronic diseases: Lessons learned" with Walter Maetzler
  4. “StudyU: A platform for conducting digital N-of-1 trials that link personalized medicine and population health research” with Stefan Konigorski
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