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Physiotherapy praxis and novel technologies

Within health care, eHealth is currently the subject of intense research and commercial development. This project investigates how therapist and their patients go about implementing a device, and how therapist, patient and device interact.

Photo: Kristin Ellefsen/UiO

About the project

Project title: "An electronic clinical tool in physiotherapy; a study of the implementation of novel technologies in physiotherapy".

Objectives

To describe the various ways in which therapists and patients relate to and implement an  app (Infopad) for tablets. The results could inform developers, vendors and researchers on the scope of such technologies within health care.

Outcomes

Data generation started April 2016

Background

This inquiry draws theoretically on the field of science and technology studies (STS). A collective feature is the assumption that science and technology are thoroughly social activities. Adhering to a view on knowledge and artefacts as situated, complex and various, enables the researcher to investigate how different types of knowledge and technological artefacts are constructed and intertwined.

Data will be generated through close observation and interviews with therapists and patients.

Financing

Start - finish

01.10.2015-30.09.2018

Published Apr. 12, 2016 3:52 PM - Last modified Apr. 12, 2016 3:52 PM