Abstract

This project-grounded research aims at answering a need for research on sleep disorders and connected objects, through an interdisciplinary dialogue between human and social sciences, medical sciences and design. The objective of this article is to answer the following questions: how can social innovation by design sustain the development of innovative medical devices? How can design work to optimize the prevention, the support and the follow-up in sleep medicine? The project aims at creating a digital platform optimizing the circulation of the data, the customer’s journey and the communication between patients and care professionals. The research has had a double scientific challenge, carrying on therapeutic education in sleep and digital health literacy, especially in the field of medical computing and mobile devices for chronic diseases. First, the scientific roots and methodology is explained. Then, the methods of inquiry and the results are reported. Finally, a contribution to design research for healthcare is proposed, focusing on the role of design in promoting sleep’s hygiene through the creation of suitable services, products, experiences and healthcare environments.

Keywords:

m-Health; insomnia; service design; digital literacy

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Share

COinS
 
Jun 25th, 12:00 AM

Social Innovation by Design in Mobile Healthcare for Sleep Disorders

This project-grounded research aims at answering a need for research on sleep disorders and connected objects, through an interdisciplinary dialogue between human and social sciences, medical sciences and design. The objective of this article is to answer the following questions: how can social innovation by design sustain the development of innovative medical devices? How can design work to optimize the prevention, the support and the follow-up in sleep medicine? The project aims at creating a digital platform optimizing the circulation of the data, the customer’s journey and the communication between patients and care professionals. The research has had a double scientific challenge, carrying on therapeutic education in sleep and digital health literacy, especially in the field of medical computing and mobile devices for chronic diseases. First, the scientific roots and methodology is explained. Then, the methods of inquiry and the results are reported. Finally, a contribution to design research for healthcare is proposed, focusing on the role of design in promoting sleep’s hygiene through the creation of suitable services, products, experiences and healthcare environments.

 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.