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CCC Council Member Elizabeth Mynatt to Deliver Distinguished Lecture at NSF

January 20th, 2014 / in Uncategorized / by Ann Drobnis

mynatt-headshot-april-2012_0On Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:30 am, Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council Member Elizabeth Mynatt will be giving a Distinguished Lecture at the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Dr. Mynatt is a Professor of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech and the Executive Director of Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology.  The Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) connects industry, government and nonprofit leaders with Georgia Tech’s world-class researchers and innovations to transform media, health, education and humanitarian systems. IPaT integrates academic and applied research through living laboratories and multidisciplinary projects to deliver real-world, transformative solutions that balance the needs of people with the possibilities of new technologies.  Mynatt is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of ubiquitous computing, personal health informatics, computer-supported collaborative work and human-computer interface design.

The talk is titled “How Human Centered Computing Research Can Help Transform 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 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, 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.

To view the webcast of tis Distinguished Lecture, please register here by 11:59 EST on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

CCC Council Member Elizabeth Mynatt to Deliver Distinguished Lecture at NSF

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