EPIC is part of the University of Plymouth’s Centre for Health Technology which brings together researchers with over 30 years of evidence-based research experience in health and technology. Together, they work to enable innovative healthcare solutions that reduce the pressure on services, support healthy ageing in our communities and stimulate an economy of wellbeing that benefits all.
In the first phase of EPIC, our team conducted workshops with a range of stakeholders across Cornwall and the isles of Scilly collating the real world problems and potential solutions in these areas. This spanned a wide range of areas within health, care and wellbeing; with 187 separate items being identified.
Our team are keen to continue research from EPIC phase 1, such as solutions to address rurality, how to make technology for health accessible to all and using smart speaker technology with older people in residential care. In phase 2 of EPIC we will also now explore evaluation of implemented eHealth solutions, patient empowerment and how to include digital health within education.
Alongside this, as our team of research associates support each business who engages with EPIC. As part of this work they are keen to identify broader trends in eHealth in our region that could be explored further by research conducted by the University of Plymouth’s Centre for Health Technology in future, and throughout the remainder of the project.
We are continually working on academic papers, and our previous publications cover a wide range of topics, from network analysis to social robotics.
We are often featured in the mainstream media too – our highlights are featured in our EPIC in the media section.
If you would like to collaborate with our team on research or find out more please email us at email@example.com.