Health technology : design of bandage-sized wireless sensors and effect of ambient displays on social support and diabetes management
Author(s)Mohan, Akshay, 1979-
Design of bandage-sized wireless sensors and effect of ambient displays on social support and diabetes management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
Rosalind W. Picard.
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Health-Zero refers to health technology design that focus on interaction with an individual as a whole to promote well-being. This thesis presents two explorations in the discipline. The first exploration involves the design of a wireless bandage-sized ECG sensor to create a personal and interpersonal network of health sensors. The second exploration designs and evaluates an ambient blood glucose level visualization and feedback system for diabetes self-care and social support, where the latter is provided by a friend or family member of an individual with diabetes. This thesis provides insight into using technology to enable an individual to leverage his environment and inter-personal relationships for self-care and prevention.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (p. 96-100).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.