“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.
On Nov. 14th, otherwise know as World Diabetes Day, the good people from Dedoc.de will be leading a German wide diabetes awareness campaign.
The basic idea is you take a selfie of yourself and a reading on your blood glucose meter (or an anonymous reading if your prefer) and send it in. For those who don’t have a meter, they can stop by the many participating pharmacies in Germany. This campaign is aimed especially to raise awareness for the many who are not aware that the have T2 diabetes.
This campaign will also raise funds for children’s diabetes camps.
You can play both online and on www.blutzuckerbingo.de or by calling the toll-free number 0800 292 4646 (corresponding to the letter BZBINGO on the telephone keypad).
If you are in Berlin, please come and join us on July 13, 2015 ! There will be a few presentations on diabetes apps and related technology, at IXDS in Kreuzberg.
Please join us for discussion and brainstorming on the role of mobile technology in diabetes and for health management in the wider sense.
Diabetes Apps: Present and Future
Monday, Jul 13, 2015, 7:00 PM
IXDS Paul-Lincke-Ufer 39/40 Berlin, DE
4 Diabetes Tech Heads Attending
Hi Everyone,Hope everyone is enjoying the weather!We will be meeting on Monday the 13th of July at 7pm for an evening focused on diabetes apps and IoT devices.Please Note we have a new location at IXDS at Paul-Lincke-Ufer 39/40.I will be presenting “Diabetes Apps! A Self-Management Revolution?” which will look into what these apps have accompli…
DiabetesMine has long been one of my favorite sites for diabetes tech news. Just got the exciting notification that I have been selected to be part of the DiabetesMine Innovation Summit as a patient voice. This Stanford based conference brings together many of the leaders in diabetes tech research, and will be an incredible opportunity to share thoughts with many of the brightest in the field. Want to thank the judges for choosing me to be part of this. Onward!
Will keep everyone posted on the highlights from this conference in the fall.