Technology for Community Health


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

Technology for community health provides opportunities to find systematic solutions that support and analyse how to improve the general health of communities. Particularly when it’s centred on community needs, demands and expectations. Having a systematic perspective helps ensure healthcare is run cost-effectively and is a core part of preventative care. This involves understanding complex data sets, ways to measure and the impact of initiatives.

Essential to this process is getting constant feedback from the community users on what services work, what doesn’t and what infrastructure is needed. We want to bring together and explore such approaches from citizen science initiatives, sensors and alternative use of existing datasets to provide new insights.


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 of technology for community 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.