DIY Health CHI 2016 Workshop!

“In conjunction with CHI 2016 in May 2016 in San Jose, California, a workshop will be held to discuss the rapidly growing DIY Health and Wellbeing domain. Maker and hacker culture has driven advances in diabetes technology and the development of other bespoke assistive technologies. There is potential for growth in this field to other health and wellbeing domains, and many HCI concerns and questions are starting to arise.

A keynote by Brandon Arbiter of Tidepool.org will outline advances in DIY diabetes, and short introductions by attendees will follow along with a show-and-tell of current DIY Health and Wellbeing technologies. Group discussions will occur on topics that have been chosen and developed by attendees prior to the workshop.

Submissions are welcome on topics related to DIY health and wellbeing and HCI, including: case studies in hacking health or wellbeing devices; reports of on-going research on DIY health or wellbeing; reflections on the opportunities of patient-led technology projects; studies of grassroots maker communities for health and wellbeing; and, challenges and opportunities for HCI research in DIY heath and wellbeing.

Four-page position papers in Extended Abstract format should be submitted to Easychair by January 8th 2016 at 5pm GMT (papers submitted by December 15th 2015 will be considered for early acceptance). At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop and all participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the CHI 2016 conference.

More information can be found here, https://hcihealthcarefieldwork.wordpress.com/chi-2016-diy-health-workshop/. An open call for a special issue on DIY Health and Wellbeing technologies will follow the workshop.

 

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