IoT and Health


The Edinburgh Futures Institute and The Usher Institute invite you to explore the innovation landscape for IoT and Health that provides opportunities for new collaborative knowledge exchange between research, policy and industry.

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers an approach that can connect devices that can help monitor, inform and notify citizens, care-givers and policy providers with data to explore and identify issues before they are critical. IoT devices can provide a citizen centred approach through the public being more aware of tracking their own well-being. Furthermore, individualised insights through IoT devices can give more supporting evidence for care-givers.

The data and technology offer an opportunity to improve the quality and quantity of data. IoT can help create new ways to provide data driven policy by monitoring and testing new policies. This can both improve health infrastructures but also offer insights for self-guided health and better engagement in the health service.


The half day workshop will be facilitated by The International Futures Forum who will use their 3 Horizon methodology to help bring together the different perspectives and needs of research, policy and industry professionals and define what the innovation landscape for IoT and health is currently and will be in the future.

Lunch is included.


This event is part of the ‘Exploring the innovation landscape for health and technology’ series hosted by The Edinburgh Futures Institute and The Usher Institute at The University of Edinburgh.

The integration of health and technology can be a powerful tool towards better understanding how to deliver higher quality healthcare for the general population and the delivery of individual needs. It also provides opportunities for individuals to increase their participation in understanding their health care needs and how they engage with their health services.

Other events in the series are:

These events are gratefully funded by the Medical Research Council.