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April 23, 2012

 

AgingChronic ConditionsPreventative Mobile Health ApplicationsBehavioral Health

 


Aging


 

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Privacy-Enhanced Technologies to Support Underserved Older Adults Age in Place
Privacy-Enhanced Technologies to Support Underserved Older Adults Age in Place is a new PHIT project that will provide guidance to community members, service providers, and governmental agencies about how to wield technology to enable low-SES, urban- and rural-dwelling older adults to age in place, while simultaneously easing the burden on caregivers. 
Support: National Science Foundation Grant (IIS-1117860)

 

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Digital Trails
Digital Trails explores people’s perception to information they release when using PHIT applications, such as DIMA, Balance Board, and Chick Clique. The purpose of this project is to better understand how people respond to the generation and collection of this type of pervasive data.  
Support: Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research

 

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Balance Board
The Balance Board project examines how a gaming platform like the WII-fit can help older adults improve their balance, thereby reducing their risk of falls. We seek to create a novel approach that is based on neurobiology and specifically targets the mechanisms of declines that occur as a result of aging. 
Support: IU’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

Chronic Conditions


 

HealthyMe
This project is developing a mobile self-monitoring system that can be used for real-time feedback and to support network ties among weight loss participants. The project is implemented in the context of HealthyMe, a free lifestyle weight management program that has been in place for over five years and has served thousands of patients. 
Support: Indiana CTSI – Sustainable and Collaborative Informatics Projects Grant

 

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Digital Vigilance
Digital Vigilance seeks to understand how technologies can support young people with Type-1 diabetes transition from parent- to self-care. 
Support: Seeking support. Contact the PHIT Directors if you’re interested in supporting this project

 

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DIMA
The Dietary Intake Monitoring Application (DIMA) is a PDA application to assists patients with Chronic Kidney Disease – stage 5 (CKD) monitor their fluid and sodium intake. Patients with CKD are only supposed to consume one liter of fluid and two grams of sodium each day. DIMA allows patients to quickly input food they consume via a barcode scanner or picture-based interface to receive immediate feedback on their nutritional intake levels.  
Support: NIH (National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering), IU’s Faculty Research Support Program

Preventative Mobile Health Applications


 

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Chick Clique
Chick Clique is a preventative health cell phone application that helps motivate teenage girls to exercise by taking advantage of their social desire to stay connected with their peers. It was initiated with the goal of determining how collecting, sharing, and comparing personal fitness information impacts activity level and health awareness.  
Donors: Nokia, Microsoft 
Support: Seeking support. Contact the PHIT Directors if you’re interested in supporting this project

 

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Text Messaging for Health
Many text-message based technology have been used for health behavior change, but the reasons for success and failure of those systems are unclear. Research focuses on understanding the factors that might affect the persuasive power of text messages for behavior change. Results suggest that text messages are useful for encouraging physical activity.  
Support: IU’s Outstanding Faculty Junior Support Program

 


Behavioral Health


 

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Mobile Technologies to Support Patients With Depression
To provide optimal care for their patients, clinicians must be provided with the proper information to accurately and effectively develop treatment plans. The clinically depressed have a wide range of symptoms that can directly affect the development of these treatment plans. Research focuses on understanding preferences and designing self-tracking technology.  
Support: Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information

 

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Electronic Health Records for Behavioral Health Providers
Healthcare organizations are increasingly turning to information technology to streamline their business processes and provide more efficient and effective care to their clients. Research explores the effects of introducing a new computerized intake document at a large behavioral health institution.  
Support: Seeking support. Contact the PHIT Directors if you’re interested in supporting this project

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