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COLUMN: INIT

Is computing toxic?

By Xuhai Xu, September 2021

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SECTION: Features

Designing technology that promotes users' digital wellbeing

Existing tools for digital self-control strongly rely on users' self-regulation strategies and capabilities. Recent work, however, highlights the importance of proactively assisting users in learning how to use technology through customizable and adaptable interventions.

By Alberto Monge Roffarello, Luigi De Russis, September 2021

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Sleep, health, productivity, and the double-edged sword of technology

While technology has traditionally impaired sleep, it also has the potential to enable and reframe sleep as a productivity and health booster.

By Stephen M. Mattingly, September 2021

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Current practices in mental health sensing

The ubiquity of smartphones and wearables makes it an attractive option to passively study human behavior. We explore the current practices of using passive sensing devices to assess mental health and wellbeing, including the limitations and future directions.

By Subigya Nepal, Weichen Wang, Bishal Sharma, Prabesh Paudel, September 2021

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Toward a more empathic relationship between humans and computing systems

How might computing support us in becoming our better, more emotionally resilient selves? We explore this in an interview with the team from Microsoft Research's Human Understanding and Empathy group.

By Xuhai Xu, Karan Ahuja, Jasmine Lu, Mary Czerwinski, Jina Suh, Gonzalo Ramos, September 2021

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DEPARTMENT: Back

Toxicity caused by computing

By Kun Jin, September 2021

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DEPARTMENT: Pointers

Toxic computing

By Tejas Morkar, September 2021

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DEPARTMENT: Labz

Coming together during a time of uncertainty

By XRDS Staff, July 2020

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SECTION: Features

Will digitization harm or help workers in healthcare?

Some worry that digitization leads to replacement of human labor in healthcare, thus leading to a decline in the demand for medical personnel's skills. What lessons can we draw from previous waves of automation?

By Sofia Hernnäs, April 2020

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Designing self-monitoring data for chronic care

When a self-monitoring tool is developed and implemented in chronic care nurses' work, it changes the way nurses accomplish their work, creating new requirements. This article is based on a design ethnographic study that helps us understand the implications of these changes.

By Kateřina Černá, April 2020

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Thermalytix

Using artificial intelligence, and an oft-ignored modality, an Indian startup develops an affordable, accessible, and non-invasive breast cancer screening solution.

By Siva Teja Kakileti, Himanshu Madhu, Thara Subramoni, Geetha Manjunath, April 2020

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Gerontechnology, digitalization, and the silver economy

Digitalization in healthcare is posed to change the way the older population is treated, the way health workers relate to them, and the participation of computing professionals in the mix.

By Peter Anderberg, April 2020

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DEPARTMENT: Labz

Using tech to improve health outcomes

By Ankush Pathak, April 2020

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Positive computing: a novel research field to promote human well-being

DEPARTMENT: Blogs

Positive computing: a novel research field to promote human well-being

After decades of remarkable leaps and bounds, is technology really helping to increase society's well-being?

By Gustavo Fortes Tondello, June 2017

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Getting dressed in tech

COLUMN: INIT

Getting dressed in tech

By Terrell R. Bennett, Julia Seiter, December 2013

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Quantified performance

SECTION: Features

Quantified performance

A look at how athletic performance can be measured outside of the laboratory.

By Christina Strohrmann, Gerhard Tröster, December 2013

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Fitness trackers

Fitness trackers

Digital activity sensors are no longer confined to research labs; they're in the wild and they come in lime green. They offer the promise to improve our health and even to affect the ways that we interact with others.

By Andrew Miller, December 2013

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Toward smartphone assisted personal rehabilitation training

Toward smartphone assisted personal rehabilitation training

When utilizing internal sensors, modern smartphones are inexpensive and powerful wearable devices for sensor data acquisition, processing, and feedback in personal daily health applications.

By Gabriele Spina, Oliver Amft, December 2013

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Capturing human motion one step at a time

Capturing human motion one step at a time

The design, construction, and deployment of a pressure-enhanced IMU system that fits in the bottom of your shoe.

By Rolf Adelsberger, December 2013

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mHealth @ UAH

mHealth @ UAH

New health care systems that integrate wearable sensors, personal devices, and servers promise to fundamentally change the way health care services are delivered and used.

By Mladen Milosevic, Aleksandar Milenkovic, Emil Jovanov, December 2013

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