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Healthcare and new digital media are considered two of the key pillars of life in the 21st century. The recent advances in different forms of digital media (4G and beyond communications, computing, mobile phones, IP networks (internet of things), digital and smart TV and web.2.0/web.3.0 technologies) compounded with similar developments in medicine and healthcare such as genomics, modern therapeutics and personalised medical technologies etc are having a profound effect on the way that these two pillars are shaping the daily lives of people everywhere.
The Digital Media for Healthcare group conducts multidisciplinary research that addresses major problems and immediate healthcare challenges that are facing humanity today. The Group collaborates with leading medical scientists, doctors, computing and mobile communication and technology specialists linking patients and communities directly into solutions that mobilise the innovative technologies for healthcare. The group also leads on strategic research projects that have an immediate global impact and affect healthcare in the developing world.