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Association for Computing Machinery

Magazine: Winter 2014 | Volume 21, No. 2

A shrimp's tale: why we need to fund research

On the NLP issue

DEPARTMENT: Inbox

On the NLP issue

By XRDS Staff

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: General and reference

Health 2.0: the digital health revolution

The essentials of a computer scientist's toolkit

Staying in touch

Vital technology

An antidote to impostor syndrome

My $300 home cloud server

Gathering people to gather data

SECTION: Features

Gathering people to gather data

An interview with Paul Wicks, Vice President of Innovation at PatientsLikeMe, a patient network and real-time research platform.

By Diana Lynn MacLean

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Collaborative and social computing systems and tools, Information systems applications, Life and medical sciences, World Wide Web

Opportunities of social media in health and well-being

Opportunities of social media in health and well-being

Intelligently leveraging data from millions of social media posts is a modern public health approach that has the potential to save many lives.

By Munmun De Choudhury

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Collaborative and social computing systems and tools, Computing / technology policy, Information systems applications, Life and medical sciences, World Wide Web

Here comes the #engagement: A serious health initiative made trendy

Here comes the #engagement: A serious health initiative made trendy

Creating a user experience to communicate the seriousness of HIV prevention and awareness can be both educational while entertaining. This combination along with a sense of cultural influence helps to both attract and engage millennials.

By Fay Cobb Payton, KaMar Galloway

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Collaborative and social computing systems and tools, Computing / technology policy, Human computer interaction (HCI), Life and medical sciences, World Wide Web

Challenges in personal health tracking

Challenges in personal health tracking

Increasingly, personal health data can be tracked and integrated from numerous streams quickly and easily, but our feedback lingers in the land of "show the user a graph and hope." How can we help people make sense of personal health data?

By Matthew Kay

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Human computer interaction (HCI), Life and medical sciences

Did I take my meds today?

Did I take my meds today?

People tend to believe they are more aware of their own health behaviors than they really are. In this article, we present technologies that employ ubiquitous home sensing to support awareness of healthy habits.

By Matthew L. Lee

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Life and medical sciences, Network architectures, Robotic planning, Robotics

Seeing is believing

Seeing is believing

Why visualization will play a critical role in bringing big data decision making to a hospital bed near you.

By Megan Monroe

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Life and medical sciences, Social and professional topics

Wearable technologies

Wearable technologies

Wearable computing has the potential to fundamentally alter healthcare by enabling long-term patient monitoring and rehabilitation outside of the lab.

By Sinziana Mazilu, Gerhard Tröster

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Life and medical sciences, Social and professional topics

Profile Trevor van Mierlo<br />The story of building a startup in health informatics

The Regenstrief global health informatics group

Radiography

The anatomy of a human disease network