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
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period23/08/0726/08/07

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    Mattila, E. M., Koskelo, J., Lappalainen, R., Salminen, J., Nyman, P., Lähteenmäki, J., Leino, T., & Korhonen, I. (2007). A Concept for ICT Assisted Health Promotion in the Occupational Healthcare. In 2007 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (pp. 1786-1789). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2007.4352658