The master's programme in Innovative Technology for Healthy Living focuses on the technical solutions for wellness and active lifestyles.
Big data obtained from sensors and wearables worn by regular citizens and professional athletes will be translated into contributions to healthy living for the general population, boosting public health initiatives and wellness innovations.
Graduates from the programme will be R&D specialists with strong innovation and entrepreneurial skills, able to create bridges between human science, technology and health.
Who we are
The master’s programme in Innovative Technology for Healthy Living is a collaboration between EIT Health Partners from
What we do
The overall aim of the programme is to equip students with the skills to develop technical and business solutions for healthy living and active ageing.
Students’ work combine strong R&D knowledge, I&E approach and clinical needs to make it possible
to monitor and manage their own health to encourage good health habits in the general population to promote the future wellness
to be informed and skilled in making wellness-driven choices.
How we do it
The programme combines advanced scientific education, entrepreneurship training, innovation workshops and round tables, learning-by-doing education as well as offering mobility schemes tailored to the individual student.
The academic faculty involved in the design of the programme has the knowledge and experience
to develop, plan and implement sport and exercise activities for different groups (athletes, non-athletes and individuals with more sedentary lifestyles) to monitor the effects or the impact of such activities on their health and well-being, to analyse the data and build mathematical models using evidence based on anthropometric, biomechanical, biochemical, physiological and psychological parameters
Today's rapid developments in sensor technology, mobile data acquisition, improved risk assessment methodologies combined with Big Data analysis allow the development of pervasive and personalised solutions.
The curriculum includes not only traditional theoretical and practical training gained from the scientific knowledge of the partners involved, but also courses that implement active learning and teaching strategies, team collaboration, aligned teaching, ideation, project management and entrepreneurship skills gained outside the university setting.
Challenges within the multidisciplinary areas associated with healthy living and active ageing, and that relate directly to innovation and entrepreneurship, include personalised lifestyle plans to be adressed within the project work.
After the programme
The graduates should be able to:
Conduct independent research demonstrating a high level of discipline-specific skills; Illustrate a deeper understanding of practical translational research through laboratory and/or industrial rotations; Describe in detail the translation of innovative research to the clinical and commercial arena; Demonstrate awareness of the development and protection of Intellectual Property and Ethical aspects Acquire skills relating to value-based healthcare to quantify the effect of the different interventions or activities;
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