Human Augmentics for Sustained Wellness

Jason Leigh and Robert Kenyon

Human Augmentics refers to the field of study that employs information technologies to amplify human capabilities. In this Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) project, enabling people to monitor and visualize their present health behaviors into the future, and to positively affect their long-term wellbeing. A current focus is the development of advanced wireless asthma dosers, a Health Cloud service for collecting asthma dosing data, and a persuasive avatar-based mobile application to help urban African-American adolescents in Chicago improve their adherence to the use of asthma control medication. This project is conducted in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory, and Rush University Medical Center’s Department of Preventive Medicine.  More information on this project can be found at the project website.

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