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Start of empirical research on the improvement of QOL through utilizing smart devices

10 20, 2020

Department of Healthcare Economics and Quality management, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University &Fujisawa SST Council

Since July, Professor Yuichi Imanaka (Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University) has been leading “empirical research on the improvement of QOL through utilizing smart devices” for residents living in Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (Fujisawa SST).

The research introduced here is to confirm the relationship between health indicators (QOL, happiness, etc.) and daily health-related data (vital, physical activity, sleep, social participation, etc.), with the aim to eventually develop appropriate health indicators for all cities.

Approximately 50 people living in Fujisawa SST are participating in the research. Using smartphones and smart devices, we have been collecting daily health-related data as well as use an app to collect answers to a weekly questionnaire. The research is scheduled to run for 3 months (but may be extended).

The Fujisawa SST Council will continue to promote new health-related initiatives in collaboration with various universities and research institutes.

[Reference information]
World’s first! Started empirical research on “QOL Note”, an app that visualizes and improves Quality of Life

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