• Information and Communication technology (ICT) can affect children’s everyday management of diabetes; • the proper use of ICT can lead to more effective design improving chronic-care;
• research in PT, in the context of healthcare, can reveal more effective ways to encourage people to acquire and maintain healthy behaviours and improve their quality of life;
• Participatory Design approaches (which involve actively using stakeholders to help develop solutions) can be adequately used to help carry out this type of research.
In essence, the research will test persuasive technological solutions designed to improve children’s understanding of their condition, awareness of risks factors, ability to self-manage and general acquisition of healthy behaviours. This may in turn lead to the development of cost-effective treatments in health care systems as well an increase in the quality of life for patients, their family and other medical and supervisor assistants. This project is funded by Irish Research Council (IRC). Duration: 1 September, 2012 -> 30 September, 2015 Webpage: Persuasive Technologies in Healthcare