Exploring & Mapping PriOrities for Women’s health technology, Equipment, kit, devices, and pRoducts
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
We are gathering suggestions from women and from health care professionals which we will collate into a longlist of unmet women’s health needs.
We will check whether technology already exists which may assist with these needs, and whether there is any evidence that these technologies can help patients and clinicians.
Finally, we will hold a meeting with clinicians and women who have experience healthcare needs to agree from the longlist a priority list of ten unmet needs.
There are many aspects of women’s health and wellbeing that could be improved by developing new or improved technology or devices. This is an area of healthcare where there is a dire need for greater focus and funding.
It is important that women’s ideas and priorities are at the heart of technology development. This project is a part of making that happen.
The project will use surveys to seek the views of a wide range of women and healthcare professionals about what they think priorities should be for new technology that could be designed and developed to improve women’s healthcare.
As such, we are inviting women and healthcare professionals to use the buttons below to help us do this and choose the relevant survey to complete.
You may ask any questions before deciding to take part by contacting the researcher (using the contact details box to right).
Your participation is entirely voluntary. If you do decide to take part, you may withdraw at any point before submitting your answers by pressing the ‘Exit’ button or by closing the browser.
Who are we?
We are a group of health professionals, researchers and service users from the University of Oxford. Our aim is to understand where better technology could be developed to improve women’s health and well-being. We want to hear what the women think are the most important (priority) areas for better technology to be developed. Once we understand what women and health professionals think are the most important priorities for better technology in women’s health, we plan to work with engineers and industry to develop new technologies.