Mobility and Active Healthcare


The Edinburgh Futures Institute and The Usher Institute invite you to explore the innovation landscape for mobility and active healthcare to help us all find opportunities to increase knowledge exchange between research, policy and industry.

Mobility and active healthcare is seen as a core component of how we approach preventative care and personal wellbeing in the future. This includes how we track, provide infrastructure and map how these are connected, created and provided as services.

Exploring ideas such as community bike initiatives, like the new scheme in Edinburgh, to personal tracking of mobility needs and an understanding of the barriers to adoption (like poor air quality or lack of green space). This can be extended to accessibility of health services, where those with health conditions or disabilities have different mobility needs. In addition, how that accessibility is managed and provided is a collaborative problem across health services.


The half day workshop will be facilitated by The International Futures Forumwho 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 mobility and active healthcare 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.