«Co-creation in healthcare, especially in developing digital health solutions, has been widely identified as a fundamental principle for person-centered technologies that could accelerate the adaptation of innovation. A Digital Health Living Lab based on community offers a sustainable and real-life environment to ideate, develop, and evaluate digital health solutions addressing the needs of multiple stakeholders. This article presents the experience of the School of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Brighton in establishing a Digital Health Living Lab. In addition, we share a proposed step-by-step approach to establishing such a living lab in the community, supplemented by a case study of product development.»

«Innovation in digital services and products is mostly dependent on enhancing knowledge on a national and international scale, targeting to foster an ecosystem of complementary evidence. Therefore, it has become broadly accepted that the innovation process would be leveraged by including external stakeholders from the early stages to create a competitive advantage. Meanwhile, users are also encouraged to be involved. However, the feasibility of such involvement is debated in the literature. The living labs are user-centric innovation tools that have become very prominent in recent years to fulfill this vision.»

Article written by Theofanis Fotis, Kitty Kioskli, Anand Sundaralingam, Amer Fasihi & Haralambos Mouratidis