Technologies that penetrate health are now communicating. The term "connected object" refers to this new reality. The ability to collect through these objects continuous information on the state of health of people wherever they are, what they do, the context that accompanies possible changes in this state seduces. The clinical researcher who will be able to study new phenomena that have hitherto escaped observations in institutions; manufacturers providing health products and services who will be able to understand the real-life effects of their offer; public authorities who can consider paying them according to the added value of their solutions.
But the mobilization of these technologies in this context does not pose only technical questions, because the requirements of a remote operation in continuous are high. What is termed connected health emphasizes the human dimension of the subject: citizens, patients, health professionals, territorial communities, professional networks, institutions, associations are, to varying degrees, potentially concerned. Who actually benefits from these connections? What purpose? Under which organizational, scientific and ethical conditions will the promises made be kept? This work is based on feedback from members of the LLSA Forum, patients, healthcare professionals, Living Labs, industrialists, researchers, institutional actors confronted with the design, development, implementation, and use of such tools.
- Become aware of the complexity of connected objects
- Demonstrate examples on the use of connected codes
- Describe new devices and services related
- Identify the challenges ahead to solve these problems
Part 1: Ambitions 2.Ethics of the health connection 3. Feedback
Part 2: Values 4. Measurement and health knowledge 5. Collective dynamics 6. Use of sensors, actuators, applications 7. Data and algorithms
Part 3: Methods and Tools 8. Design and evaluation 9. The question of technique 10. The economy and the law
Part 4: Prospects 11. Outlook (Looking at it?) 13. Conclusion: the challenges of multidisciplinarity
Robert Picard, PhD in Management sciences, is the health referee within the French General Council of Economy at the French Ministry of Economy and the author of numerous reports on the value of health technologies. He is also President and co-founder of Forum LLSA, a networking mechanism bringing together different living labs in the health sector, public and private realms of society aiming to collectively design and evaluate innovative solutions in technology, organization and services