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  • Wed
    02
    Nov
    2016

    [Talk] Beth Mynatt: Human-Centered Computing Approaches to Personal Health Informatics

    12:30pm-1:30pmSpace 2435, 2435 North Quad, 105 S. State St.

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    Beth Mynatt from Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology and Everyday Computing Lab will be giving a MISC talk on November 2nd  (Wed), 12:30 - 1:30pm, in Space 2435 (NQ 2435). In this talk, she will draw from a number of research projects that combine computing research, human-centered design, and health management theory to create promising approaches for promoting wellness, supporting behavior change and delivering improved health outcomes.

    Everyone is welcome  (Add to calendar)-- light lunch will be served on a first-come-first-served basis; make sure to RSVP by 12 pm on Sun. (10/30), so that we can get a head count.

    Abstract:

    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 institutional to home settings, by helping individuals engage in their own care, by facilitating problem solving and observational learning, and by creating a network of communication and collaboration channels that extends healthcare delivery to everyday settings.

    In this talk, Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt will draw from a number of research projects that combine computing research, human-centered design, and health management theory to create promising approaches for promoting wellness, supporting behavior change and delivering improved health outcomes.

    Bio:

    Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt is the Executive Director of Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), a College of Computing Professor, and the Director of the Everyday Computing Lab. She investigates the design and evaluation of health information technologies including creating personalized mobile technology for supporting breast cancer patients during their cancer journey, evaluating mobile sensing and mHealth engagement for pediatric epilepsy patients and their caregivers, and investigating the positive and negative influence of social media on self-harm behaviors such as eating disorders. She is also one of the principal researchers in the Aware Home Research Initiative; investigating the design of future home technologies, especially those that enable older adults to continue living independently as opposed to moving to an institutional care setting.

    Mynatt is also the Chair of the Computing Community Consortium, an NSF-sponsored effort to engage the computing research community in envisioning more audacious research challenges. She serves as member of the National Academies Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) and as an ACM Council Member at Large. She has been recognized as an ACM Fellow, a member of the SIGCHI Academy, and a Sloan and Kavli research fellow. She has published more than 100 scientific papers and chaired the CHI 2010 conference, the premier international conference in human-computer interaction. Prior to joining the Georgia Tech faculty in 1998, Mynatt was a member of the research staff at Xerox PARC, working with the founder of ubiquitous computing, Mark Weiser.