Healthcare is both deeply personal and staggeringly complex. It starts with individual physical bodies and stretches to include an array of technologies, physical places, caregiver networks (both formal and informal), and decision-making tasks. Each configuration of body, people, technology, places, and decisions presents compelling and timely challenges for human-centered computing. As the introductory article for this forum, my aim is to describe this landscape of challenges for our community and to invite articles on these topics. Health Is About Sensing In contrast to other areas of HCI, which focus on people producing digital objects, working across electronic networks, and creating…
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