Elizabeth Mynatt

Georgia Institute of Technology


A Human Computing Research Agenda for Chronic Disease Management


Healthcare for chronic disease is the dominant cost for many healthcare systems, now and for the foreseeable future. The unique capabilities of pervasive technologies have the potential to transform healthcare practices by shifting care from acute to home settings, by enabling continuous data capture and analysis, by creating a network of communication and collaboration channels, and by helping individuals engage in their own care.  


In this talk, I will draw from three research projects to evaluate our approaches to capturing and presenting relevant information for health management, facilitating reflection and learning, and creating persuasive experiences leading to improved health outcomes.  These projects examine the potential for ubiquitous computing technologies in supporting diabetes management, care-giver monitoring of aging family members, and in-the-moment nutrition coaching.



B17 Upson Hall

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Refreshments at 3:45pm in the Upson 4th Floor Atrium

Computer Science

& Information Science


Fall 2008