Principal Investigator: Dr Pantelis Koutroumpis
Department: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Institution: Imperial College London
Imperial College London, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ
This research will look into the effect of electronic device use on selfreported
health conditions at baseline and on health outcomes over the
longer-term. Given the changing lifestyle conditions as a result of
broadband technology adoption and use we intend to analyze the
effects of the use of computer games, internet use and mobile phone
use on the physical and mental health of the UK Biobank population.
Building on information across different levels of usage intensities we
will frame our project in three phases:
- In the first phase we conduct a cross-sectional analysis to identify associations between use of electronic devices, other lifestyle factors (such as physical activity, alcohol use, socio-demographics, psychological factors and others) and self-reported health conditions.
- In the second phase, we will identify changes in electronic device over time using data from the repeat assessment.
- In the third phase, we will assess the association of electronic device use on a whole range of health outcomes, including hypertension, dementia, etc.
This work seeks to expand our understanding of the impending lifestyle
changes through information technology use on health.