Technical Program

Morning Session

Chair: Kristin Tolle, Microsoft Research

Who’s looking? Invisible problems with interactive medical devices
Ann Blandford, University College London    George Buchanan, City University London
Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London     Dominic Furniss, University College London
Harold Thimbleby, Swansea University

There is evidence that widely used interactive medical devices such as infusion pumps pose interaction difficulties. Yet this evidence is widely dispersed, and difficulties in programming, interaction and socio-technical design have rarely been a focus for study. Interaction difficulties are effectively invisible. To understand why, it is necessary to study the cultural and organizational contexts within which devices are designed, deployed and used. This talk will present examples illustrating interaction difficulties and outline features of the context that keep those difficulties invisible.

Uncertainty in Chronic Illness and Patients’ Online Experience
Jennifer Mankoff, Carnegie Mellon University     Sara Kiesler, Carnegie Mellon University
Kateryna Kuksenok, Oberlin College     Kelly Waldman, Duke University
Mary Ann Sevick, University of Pittsburgh

Many people go online for information and support in response to life experiences such as parenting or investigating an illness. Online resources may be particularly important to those with a chronic illness whose diagnosis and treatment is uncertain. This paper focuses on people with Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne illness in the U.S. today. The patient experience of Lyme disease is fraught with variability in symptoms and uncertainty surrounding treatment and the progress of the disease. This uncertainty is reflected in an active, vocal, and contradictory presence on the web. We interviewed 21 patients about their real world and online health-related experiences. This talk will describe the strategies that support effective online resource use.

Trust and interactive health technology
Enid Montague, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Trust is an integral component of all relationships and successful organizations. Trust in health systems takes on many forms. This talk will identify the important trust relationships in health systems and propose an integrative framework for the evaluation of trust in health related technologies.

Medical Intelligence Informatics
Susan Harkness Regli, Lockheed Martin ATL    Polly Tremoulet, Lockheed Martin ATL

This talk will describe research efforts to apply technology designed for military intelligence operations to medical and health informatics applications.

Afternoon Session

Chair: Margaret Morris, Intel Research

Engaging with mental health: a global challenge
David Coyle, Trinity College Dublin     Mark Matthews, Trinity College Dublin
Gavin Doherty, Trinity College Dublin     John Sharry, Mater Misericordiae Hospital

Using the metrics of the World Health Organisation, the Global Burden of Disease Study has found that mental health difficulties are currently the leading cause of disability in developed countries. Projections also indicate that the global burden of mental health difficulties will continue to rise in the coming decades. The human and economic costs of this trend will be substantial. This talk will describe how effectively designed interactive systems, developed through collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts, can play a significant role in helping to address this challenge. Our discussion is grounded in a description of four exploratory systems, each of which has undergone initial clinical evaluations. Directions for future research on mental health technologies will also be identified.

Designing for Rehabilitation at Home
Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Vienna University of Technology    Madeline Balaam, University of Sussex
Lesley Axelrod, University of Sussex    Eric Harris, University of Sussex    Graham McAllister, University of Sussex
Ann-Marie Hughes, University of Southampton    Jane Burridge, University of Southampton
Thomas Nind, University of Dundee    Ian Ricketts, University of Dundee    Anna Wilkinson, Sheffield Hallam University
Sue Mawson, Sheffield Hallam University    Stefan Rennick Egglestone, Nottingham University
Tom Rodden, Nottingham University    Penny Probert Smith, University of Oxford    Nour Shublaq, University of Oxford
Zoe Robertson, Barnsley District General Hospital

New technologies open up possibilities for designing interactive experiences that can engage and motivate post-stroke survivors to undertake what would otherwise be boring repetitive movements. In this talk we outline a few of the challenges we met as part of the cross-disciplinary Motivating Mobility project. These are: the extended user; autonomy and motivation; and early prototype studies.

Stepping Outside the Classroom: Fitness Video Games For K-12 Settings
Elsa Eiriksdottir, Georgia Institute of Technology    Dan Kestranek, Georgia Institute of Technology
Andrew Miller, Georgia Institute of Technology    Erika Poole, Georgia Institute of Technology
Yan Xu, Georgia Institute of Technology    Richard Catrambone, Georgia Institute of Technology
Elizabeth Mynatt, Georgia Institute of Technology

This talk will describe the development and ongoing evaluation of the American Horsepower Challenge, a pedometer-based fitness game for middle school students that is being used in over 60 schools across the United States.

Designing for Adoption: Living Laboratory for Health IT
Lena Mamykina, Columbia University    Lauren Wilcox, Columbia University    David Vawdrey, Columbia University
Daniel Stein, Columbia University     Sarah Collins, Columbia University     Stewin Camargo, Columbia University
Matt Fred, Columbia University      George Hripcsak, Columbia University    Steven Feiner, Columbia University

In this talk, we describe how an interdisciplinary collaboration has created a "living laboratory" in which researchers maintain a direct and ongoing loop between innovation and production and study adoption of technology in real world settings. The collaborators include the Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University, industrial partners developing commercial health IT applications, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Columbia University Medical Center. We will discuss our current projects, and mention some of the unique benefits and challenges of a building a living laboratory for health information technology.