Transdisciplinary working practices for wellbeing: project examples using the creative and cultural industries for healthcare innovations

Joan Farrer, Cressida Bowyer, Carolyn Watt, Wendy Powell, Iain Allan

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Abstract

Expertise in design, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business (D-STEM-B) are combined successfully in transdisciplinary design thinking groups to produce innovations to societal problems with wellbeing and co-design at the core. Four research proposals currently in progress are presented here: 1.Barrier Solutions – early warning systems for melanoma prevention; 2.DERMA - Design for Enabling Regenerative-Materials for chronic non-healing wounds; 3.LIGHT - integrating photodynamic therapy into antimicrobial smart would dressings and hospital textiles 4.RITA - Responsive Interactive Advocate a serious games avatar for elderly at home care. By their transdisciplinary nature the projects are expected to produce new types of holistic research and solutions using mixed methods for textiles and biomedical applications in the design, science and innovation arena.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2016
EventSixth Euro-India International Conference on Holistic Medicine (ICHM-2016) - Institute for Holistic Medical Sciences (IHMS), Kottayam, India
Duration: 9 Sep 201611 Sep 2016

Conference

ConferenceSixth Euro-India International Conference on Holistic Medicine (ICHM-2016)
CountryIndia
CityKottayam
Period9/09/1611/09/16

Keywords

  • innovation
  • smart materials
  • transdisciplinarity
  • wellbeing
  • environment
  • wound dressing
  • co-design
  • gaming
  • community of learners

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