ehealth ()

Areas of Expertise

The way healthcare is delivered changes rapidly. The reasons are demographic and societal changes, austerity and rapid progressive technologies. Care models are shifting from specialist oriented hospital based to distributed, patient centred care.


Glimpse SFC Interactive Wellness Gestures
This project lead by Alistair Lawson aims to create a proof-of-concept demonstrator to show how very specific hand and finger movements can improve a person’s health and address certain problems associated with sedentary behaviours.
Ehealth Symposium May 2012
This event aims to present current and future innovations in health care.
Weight management is a key health issue within Scotland. The focus of this project is to develop an intelligent online platform for weight management. The project will use artificial intelligence methods to provide feedback to users on the best way to manage their health plan.
ALISS: System Review
This IIDI project, ALISS: System Review is led by Alistair Lawson of CDCS and Peter Cruickshank of CSI. ALISS is developing a platform to make information about local sources of support more accessible, in order to help people in Scotland make informed choices about and manage their health and...
Ed Physio
The Edinburgh Physiotherapy Centre Ltd is looking at using its experience to produce an online web physio service for use of the general public and sports related bodies. They require help to develop a site which will include a 3D body avatar which can be used for diagnosis of problems via a...


Marian Dunbar
+44 131 455 2711
Grzegorz Spyra
Research student
+44 131 455
Lu Fan
Senior Research Fellow
+44 131 455 2438
Christoph Thuemmler
+44 131 455 2758


Buchanan, W., Deursen, N. (2016). HI-risk: A Method to Analyse Health Information Risk Intelligence. In: (Ed.) IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications & Services, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Munich, Germany: . IEEE.

Buchanan, W., Ukwandu, E., van Deursen (Hazelhoff Roelfze, N., Fan, L., Russell, G., Lo, O., Thuemmler, C. (2015). Secret Shares to Protect Health Records in Cloud-based Infrastructures. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the IEEE 17th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application and Services (HealthCom), , () ( ed.). (pp. 669 - 672). Boston, MA: . IEEE.

Prajapati, B., Buchanan, W., Smales, A., Macfarlane, R., spyra, g. (2015). Review of e-Health Frameworks. In: (Ed.) Health Informatics Conference 2015, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . BCS.

Smales, A., Buchanan, W., Lawson, A. (2015). Analytics for Improving Patient Outcome by Utilising Comprehensive IoRN Assessment Scoring Metrics. In: (Ed.) BCS Health Informatics Scotland (HIS), , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Edinburgh: . BCS.

Smales, A., Buchanan, W., Thuemmler, C. (2015, ). Review of e-Frailty Evaluation Frameworks. Paper presented at HIS 2015, Edinburgh.

Mival, O., Thuemmler, C., Schneider, A., Paulin, A., Kranzfelder, M., Hasan, A. (2014). Health: RFID makes surgery safer. In: Cousin, P. (Ed.) Internet of Things: Success Stories, , () ( ed.). (pp. 54-60). IOT 2014 London: . .

Lo, O., Fan, L., Buchanan, W., Thuemmler, C. (2013). Conducting Performance Evaluation of an e-Health Platform. In: Issa, T., Isaías, P., Kommers, P. (Eds.) Information Systems and Technology for Organizations in a Networked Society, , () ( ed.). (pp. 295-315). Hershey, PA.: . IGI Global Publishing.

Buchanan, W., Fan, L., Ekonomou, E., Lo, O., Uthmani, O., Thuemmler, C. (2012, May). Integrating Assisted Living with Primary and Secondary Health Care. Paper presented at Data Handling in Health and Social Care: Striking the balance between confidentiality, security and information sharing, Edinburgh.

Lo, O., Fan, L., Buchanan, W., Thuemmler, C., Lawson, A. (2012). Towards Simulation of Patient Data for Evaluation of E-Health Platform and Services. In: (Ed.) PGNET 2012, , () ( ed.). (pp. 160-165). : . .

Thuemmler, C. (2010, May, 26). Cloud Computing - Health Care's Silver Lining. newswireone, http://newswireone.c.

Thuemmler, C. (2010). DACAR - Data Capture and Auto Identification Reference Project. In: Sundmaeker, H., Guillemin, P., Friess, P., Woelffle, S. (Eds.) Vision and Challenges for the Internet of Things, , () (March 2010 ed.). (pp. 202). : . European Commission.

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