Co-creation in a digital health living lab: A case study

Theo Fotis, Kitty Kioskli, Anand Sundaralingam, Amer Fasihi, Haralambos Mouratidis

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number892930
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages12
JournalFrontiers in Public Health
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors are grateful for the financial support of this project which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The authors wish to thank the Brighton & Hove City council for their valuable contribution to establishing the Digital Health Living Lab.

Funding Information:
The research conducted for this article was triggered by TF, KK, and HM involvement in the project A Dynamic and Self-Organized Artificial Swarm Intelligence Solution for Security and Privacy Threats in Healthcare ICT Infrastructures (AI4HEALTHSEC) under grant agreement no. 883273.

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2023 Fotis, Kioskli, Sundaralingam, Fasihi and Mouratidis.


  • living lab (LL)
  • living lab approach
  • living lab design
  • digital health
  • innovation
  • co-production
  • co-creation
  • Public Health
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Humans


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