Join us for the 2nd Annual mHealth Collaboratory Symposium April 16, 9-5pm
Keynote Speaker Dr. Elaine Nsoesie, Global Health at Boston University, Data Science Faculty Fellow at the Hariri Institute for Computing, speaking on algorithmic biases in the use of digital data and machine earning in population health.
Join us on USC’s main campus for a full day of mHealth presentations. Keynote speakers to be announced this week! Abstract submissions are now open - showcase your work to the community! The full day symposium is free and includes breakfast, lunch and cocktails, but registration is required and space is limited! Register here today.
Sponsored in part by the Provost’s Collaboration Fund program.
Two new Journals for Mobile Health Researchers
Nature partner journals DIGITAL MEDICINE is open for submissions!
Digital Medicine publishes the highest quality digital medicine research, including the clinical implementation of digital and mobile technologies, virtual healthcare, data analytic methodologies and innovative sensor development to provide the necessary data and longitudinal monitoring to best inform the broadest medical community.
ACM Presents a new journal: ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare (HEALTH)
ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare (HEALTH) is a multi-disciplinary journal for the publication of high-quality original research papers, survey papers, and challenge papers that have scientific and technological results pertaining to how computing is improving healthcare. This journal is multidisciplinary, intersecting CS, ECE, mechanical engineering, bio-medical engineering, behavioral and social science, psychology, and the health field, in general. Papers must have novel computing research results. Datasets and other artifacts needed to support reproducibility of results are highly encouraged. Proposals for special issues are encouraged. Bring us your best!!
Spotlight on Albert "Skip" Rizzo
Albert “Skip” Rizzo is a psychologist and serves as the Director for Medical Virtual Reality at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies. He conducts research on the design, development, and evaluation of virtual reality (VR) systems targeting clinical assessment, treatment rehabilitation and resilience. His work spans the domains of psychological, cognitive and motor functioning in both healthy and clinical populations.
For more about Albert Rizzo, and for his most recent publications, follow this link.
Virtual humans work better than current ways to identify post-traumatic stress in soldiers.
Soldiers are more likely to open up about post-traumatic stress when interviewed by a virtual interviewer than by taking a survey, finds a study published today in open-access journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI. A computer-generated 'human' interviewer combines the advantages of anonymity with social connection and rapport, which could help soldiers to reveal more about their mental health symptoms. (Read More)