Advances in DIY Health & Wellbeing CHI 2016 Workshop

Workshop Date: Sunday, May 8th, 2016 in San Jose, California

In conjunction with CHI 2016, a one-day 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 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 were 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.

More information can be found in the workshop proposal. An open call for a special issue on DIY Health and Wellbeing technologies will follow the workshop.

Accepted Submissions

Adrian Bussone, Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design, City University London
Simone Stumpf, Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design, City University London

Jon Bird, Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design, City University London

John M. Carroll, Pennsylvania State University

Qi Liu, School of Computing, National University of Singapore
Khairina Tajul-Arifin, Holmusk
Waqas Awan, Holmusk

Bimlesh Wadhwa, School of Computing, National University of Singapore
Zhenguang Liu, National University of Singapore

Elizabeth Kaziunas, School of Information, University of Michigan
Silvia Lindtner, School of Information, University of Michigan
Mark S. Ackerman, School of Information, University of Michigan
Joyce Lee, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan

Christina Kelley, Georgia Institute of Technology
Lauren Wilcox, Georgia Institute of Technology

Matthew E. Levine, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University
Lena Mamykina, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University

Janis Lena Meissner, Open Lab, Newcastle University

Angelika Seeschaaf Veres, Industrial Design Department, OCAD University
Katherine Sellen, OCAD University
Norma J. MacIntyre, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University

Will Simm, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University
Maria Angela Ferrario, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University
Marcia Tavares Smith, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University
Stephen Forshaw, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University
Jon Whittle, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University
Adrian Gradinar, Imagination Lancaster, Lancaster University
Ian Smith, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University

Wen Yong Chua, National University of Singapore
Yeow Chuan Ng, National University of Singapore
Klarissa T.T. Chang, National University of Singapore


Aisling Ann O’Kane, University College London

Amy Hurst, University of Maryland – Baltimore County

Gerrit Niezen,

Nicolai Marquardt, University College London

Jon Bird, City University London

Gregory Abowd, Georgia Institute of Technology

Program Committee

Adrian Bussone, City University London

Erin Buehler – University of Maryland – Baltimore

George Buchanan, City University London

Yunan Chen, University of California-Irvine

Eun Kyoung Choe, Pennsylvania State University

Elizabeth Kaziunas, University of Michigan

Shaun Kane, University of Colorado

Dmitri Katz, Open University

Lena Mamykina, Columbia University

Aqueasha Martin-Hammond, University of Maryland – Baltimore

Francisco Nunes, Technical University of Vienna

Dympna O’Sullivan, City University London

Sun Young Park, University of Michigan

Erika Poole, Pennsylvania State University

Madhu Reddy, Northwestern University

John Rooksby, University of Glasgow

Kate Sellen, OCAD University

Katarzyna Stawarz, University College London

Simone Stumpf, City University London

Anja Thieme, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Nervo Verdezoto, Aarhus University

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