The Centre for Pervasive Healthcare (CfPH) is an interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to designing, developing, evaluating and understanding the usage of pervasive computer technologies for healthcare. The centre is composed of a multidisciplinary team of computer scientists, physicians, nurses, information and media scientists, industrial designers, engineers and ethnographers.
In our projects we facilitate innovation by close cooperation with companies and by rooting the processes in user-centered, experimental, participatory development strategies, also referred to as “User-Driven Innovation”. All of our projects have representatives from the clinical world (e.g. a hospital department), one or more private companies, and researchers.
A range of different healthcare domains are explored in our projects, ranging from hospital work, to accident response, surgery, assisted living, home care and self care.
Caretech Innovation – a platform for healthcare IT projects
The Central Denmark Region and EU has granted DKK 34.5 million to a 4-year IT effort within pervasive healthcare,
ensuring the shortest way between research, implementation and business.
Caretech Innovation will initiate a number of new projects, the aim of which is to create innovative IT solutions in the
healthcare sector in the region as well as in the rest of the country and abroad. All projects will have a clear commercial perspective as well as a high international research level. Furthermore, focus
in on user-driven innovation.
Caretech Innovation is operated by the Alexandra Institute and is embedded in the Center for Pervasive Healthcare. The
chairman of the board is Erik Stridbæk, external consultant at Mercon, and the day-to-day management consists of director,
Morten Kyng, professor at the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Aarhus, deputy director Lone Faber, Head of
Innovation within pervasive healthcare, the Alexandra Institute.
For more information on Caretech Innovation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or see www.caretechinnovation.dk.