St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the number 1 cause of death in many European countries. However, a major part of CVD cases could be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle (nutrition, physical activity etc.) to reduce risk factors. But given the limited levels of health literacy across Europe (HLS-EU Survey 2012), people might not even know what they can do to actually prevent the development of CVD. Following the growing trend of digitalization in healthcare (educational apps, health & fitness technologies etc.), the use of digital healthcare might make a relevant contribution to improve health literacy of the population in this field.
In a new I Living Lab with the challenge "How might we use digital technologies to improve health literacy for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases?", students can grow a basic understanding of this public health problem and develop a possible solution to improve health knowledge for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases in the population.