IAP Independent Activities Period
overview participate organize offerings calendar  
for-credit subjects non-credit activities by category non-credit activities by sponsor non-credit activities by date

IAP 2010 Activity

Health and Wellness Innovation
John Moore MD, Sai Moturu, Nadav Aharony, Clark Freifeld
Thu Jan 7, 11am-06:00pm, E14-244, hack-a-thon
Tue, Thu, Jan 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 01-03:00pm, E14-244
Thu Jan 28, 01-03:00pm, E14-244, final presentations

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 05-Jan-2010
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: No prerequisites. Only a desire to build solutions.

The first meeting on 1/7/10 will be a fun and hands-on hack-a-thon from 11am to 6pm. Lunch and dinner will be provided.

As the world’s population ages and the burden of chronic disease grows, there is an outstanding need for technology not only to improve the delivery of healthcare but also to help individuals and communities take greater control of their own health and wellness.

This IAP activity aims to mentor the development of working prototypes of health empowerment tools. Students will be encouraged to innovate in the areas of chronic disease management, disease prevention, healthy habit formation, and psychological and social wellness. Mentoring from patients, technologists, and clinicians will be provided as will fun tools such as Android phones, health sensors, and avatars.
Web: http://newmed.media.mit.edu/projects/index.php?view=collaborhythm
Contact: John Moore MD, E14-274G, (856) 520-1493, jom@mit.edu
Sponsor: Media Arts & Sciences
Latest update: 22-Dec-2009

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Home | Overview | Participate | Organize | Offerings | Calendar | Search
Comments and questions to: iap-www@mit.edu Academic Resource Center, Room 7-104, 617-253-1668
Last update: 19 August 2010