Lab News

Institute for People and Technology Founded | February 2, 2011

Announcing IPaT, the Institute for People and Technology! Beth Mynatt was recently introduced as the founding executive director of IPaT, a new multi-disciplinary research center at Georgia Tech. IPaT will connect government and private partners with researchers at Georgia Tech, investing in research in areas of major social importance like healthcare, education and consumer media. Learn more about IPaT's work to catalyze researcher and stakeholders engagement by visiting the IPaT website.

Beth Mynatt at TEDx Peachtree | November 22, 2010

Beth's talk at TEDx Peachtree 2010 covered human convergence - the interplay and pushback between new technologies and humans. This back-and-forth is integral to all of our work in the ECL! Watch Beth's here.

Salud! and Usable Health on CNN | November 4, 2010

ECL members have made several appearances on CNN recently! Beth Mynatt and Jiten Chhabra demoed the Usable Health nutritional advice kiosk. A week later, Jiten was back to show off the Usable Health website. Eugene Medynskiy also demoed his Salud! health-tracking application on Ali Velshi's show.
Usable Health: video 1, video 2
Salud!: video

Usable Health profiled by care-innovators | June 8, 2010

Usable Health, which is the commercial face of Dr. J Says, was interviewed by a HIT blog. The details can be found here.

Full Paper at Pervasive Health 2010 | March 1, 2010

Eugene Medynskiy will be presenting the paper Salud!: An Open Infrastructure for Developing and Deploying Health Self-management Applications at the Pervasive Health 2010 conference in Munich, Germany.

Eugene Medynskiy's Ph.D. Thesis Proposal | January 20, 2010

Eugene Medynskiy successfully passed his Ph.D. thesis proposal, titled "Interfaces for Supporting Health Self-management," on January 20th, 2010. He is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Human-Centered Computing program.

Dr. J Says at the National Business Coalition on Health | November 15, 2009

Chad and Jiten exhibited Dr. J Says at the 14th NBCH conference as a contextually relevant on-site intervention and disease management platform in Phoenix on Nov 10 2009.

Dr. J Says at Health 2.0 | November 15, 2009

Chad and Jiten presented Dr. J Says at the Health 2.0 2009 conference in San Francisco as a part of the session on wellness 2.0. Dr. J Says was also selected as one of the top 8 finalists of the IDEO human-centered design challenge at the same event.

Jeremy Goecks' Defense of Dissertation | May 8, 2009

Jeremy Goecks successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, "Understanding the Social Navigation User Experience." Jeremy has accepted a postdoctoral position at Emory University. Congratulations Jeremy!

Lena Mamykina's Defense of Dissertation | November 21, 2008

Lena Mamykina successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation, "Designing Ubiquitous Computing for Reflection and Learning." Congratulations Lena!