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Posted by Gemma Hadley on IET Healthcare Technologies Network Dec 4, 2014 2:10 GMT

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Europeans becoming enthusiastic users of online health information

A new EU-wide survey shows that Europeans are hungry for online information about health and healthy lifestyles.

  • Over 75% think the Internet is a good way of finding out more about health.
  • Six out of ten Europeans go online when looking for health information (almost eight out of ten of 15-39 year-olds have done so, compared with less than a third of people aged 55 and over);
  • 90% of those said that the Internet helped them to improve their knowledge about health-related topics;
  • When online, people are hunting for health-related topics or to improve their lifestyle choices such as nutrition, physical activity, smoking etc.

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  • Posted Wed 10 Dec 2014 02:30 GMT

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Healthcare Technologies events


IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference 2013, Osaka, Japan
For the first time, the IET ran a session at the world's largest biomedical engineering conference, with the aim of bringing together some of the latest work on mhealth technologies.

7th UK and RI Postgraduate Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (PGBiomed 2013)
This event focussed on some of the rapid developments made in the field, covering Medical Imaging, Radiotherapy, Movement Analysis, Tissue Engineering, Biomedical Signal Processing and Dielectrophoresis.

IET Healthcare Technologies Awards
The network presents annual prizes through a number of awards. Details, including eligibility criteria, are available here.

Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Developing Countries (AHT)
View a selection of resources developed to support the series of biennial seminars/conferences on Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Developing Countries.