BMI 6308 Connected and Personal Health Technologies

(2 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory)
3 semester credit hours/meets part of advanced informatics competencies
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

The course provides principles and foundations of connected health ecosystem (e.g. mobile sensing, participatory design, social media). Students are exposed to computational methods that enable development of consumer-centered health applications in clinical care, public health, and behavioral sciences. The students will receive hands on coverage on mobile health development using Ionic framework and will employ analytical packages such as statnet.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will

  • Design a hybrid mobile app using ionic framework for health consumers
  • Construct theory-driven features for behavior change and health promotion. Evaluate the performance of the app against multiple criteria (ex. Perceived utility, domain coverage, Usability, Engagement, etc.)
  • Prepare business and technical documentations for implementation of connected health infrastructure for different stakeholder groups
  • Synthesize consumer generated unstructured data in social media to gain insights into information and behavioral needs