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

Front Public Health. 2023 Jan 17:10:892930. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.892930. eCollection 2022.


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.

Keywords: co-creation; co-production; digital health; innovation; living lab (LL); living lab approach; living lab design.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Humans

Grants and funding

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.