Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series: Elizabeth Mynatt

  • Date: 01/17/2013
  • Time: 15:30

Elizabeth Mynatt, Georgia Tech.


University of British Columbia


Combining Computing, Design and Healthcare


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 the end, the emphasis is changed from healthcare and chronic disease to a focus on health and wellness.


In this talk, I 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.

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Location: UBC, DMP (Dempster) 110