Maybe you heard a horrible statistic about a health-related issue and thought, "Technology could help with this." Or perhaps an event in your own life prompted you to think about how technology could improve the health and wellness of others. Whenever I have an experience that highlights a potential new avenue of research, I begin by learning more about the health matter, reviewing current health informatics applications, and then investigating methods for learning about the needs of the target population. Then I collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to create a health intervention prototype that people use for a short…
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