Global Health Local Solutions (2008/09)

The project was undertaken in collaboration with the Ohio State University, RMIT University, Hong-ik University and industry sponsored by Motorola and Inverness Medical.

map of parners invvolved on the 2009 Global Studeio project

Students were asked to explore with your international design team members one of the following areas:

  • Wellbeing and vitality
  • Management of a chronic condition and/or illness
  • Health diagnostics of early indicators or warning of emerging condition or threat to personal heath.

During their exploration of one of the above themes students were asked to identify and analyse key issues and emerging trends, as well as the developing technological potential that may be revealed and/or suggested.

Key to the project success was identified to be an understanding of how to create a service(s) which could be implemented and delivered alongside the development of product architecture.

The design students were asked to consider the importance to the individual and the impact that might arise from the implementation of the design solution to the general public. They were also asked consider the effects that its implementation would have within the framework of existing health service practitioners.

Students participating on the Global Health Local Solutions project

Group photo of studnets from Northumbria University who have participated on the project, with Neil Smith one of the lecturers guiding the project (5th from the left)

class photo of students from the Ohio State University participating on the project

A class photo of students from the Ohio State University participating on the project, with Carolina Gill one of the lecturers guiding the project (6th from the left, in the middle of the photo)