A Concept for ICT Assisted Health Promotion in the Occupational Healthcare

Elina M. Mattila, Jukka Koskelo, Raimo Lappalainen, Jukka Salminen, Petri Nyman, Jaakko Lähteenmäki, Timo Leino, Ilkka Korhonen

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    Abstract

    Lifestyle related health risks, such as overweight, work stress, and physical inactivity, have become pervasive in most modern societies. These risk factors have a debilitating impact on the wellbeing of citizens and play a major role in the onset of many chronic diseases. As a result, working life is affected due to impaired work ability, decreased productivity, absenteeism, and disability pensions. Lifestyle changes are the key to managing these problems, but they are often difficult to accomplish and maintain. We present a concept for ICT (Information and Communication Technology) assisted health promotion in the occupational healthcare. ICT tools are provided for employees participating in a face-to-face intervention, which is designed to address several health risks. We believe that through ICT, we can provide the employees with more personalized health management support more efficiently than before. The ICT system will be implemented by integrating different technologies into an interoperable system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2007 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages1786-1789
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-0787-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event29th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, EMBC'07 - Lyon, France
    Duration: 23 Aug 200726 Aug 2007

    Publication series

    SeriesAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
    ISSN1557-170X

    Conference

    Conference29th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, EMBC'07
    Abbreviated titleEMBC'07
    Country/TerritoryFrance
    CityLyon
    Period23/08/0726/08/07

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