New research for Healthy Ageing: Newborn Living Lab

Friday 7 July 2017

  • Life Cooperative

In 2018, under the name of Newborn, a new study will begin at the Healthy Ageing Campus. It is a collaboration of Lifelines, UMCG, Philips and the LIFE Cooperative. The research is only for Lifelines Next Participants. The project allows young families to test potential future devices 'real time', which can help people grow older in a healthy way.

In this study, Lifelines-NEXT participants are asked to test devices on their own or in their living environment. These are devices that can provide insight into health or contribute to better health. For example, think of toothbrushes, weighing scales and health watches, baby monitors, or particulate meters that can determine the health of the environment.

Insight in own and children's health

Newborn gives participants insight into their own health, their child (s) and their direct living environment. For example, a sensor in diapers indicates when a diaper should be changed. Or a toothbrush can provide insight into polish behavior and give other information about oral health. In addition, scientists with these data can further investigate the health of mother and child (s) and the factors that determine this. Such results may be of great importance for the occurrence of diseases. Also, the devices based on this research can be improved so that the data that emerge is even more reliable and usable. This ultimately also contributes to better health. And of course the potential of this project contributes to more employment in the North.


Privacy guaranteed

The Newborn Living Lab contains a secure ICT infrastructure for the exchange of data that guarantees privacy and anonymity. Data for the concerned companies can never be traceable to participants.

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