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This is an introductory course to the field of Human-Computer Interaction.
The course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am in CSIC 1122.

Professor: Dr. Ben Shneiderman - ben@cs.umd.edu
Teaching Assistant: Adam Perer - adamp@cs.umd.edu

Personal Health and Wellness projects

Spring 2004

During the Spring 2004 semester, students in CMSC 434 : Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction (Prof. Ben Shneiderman) undertook ten team projects (3-5 students) devoted to design of personal health and wellness technologies. These included mobile devices, home appliances, desktop applications, and web-based databases. Background literature in academic journals and product descriptions (often on the web) informed these designs. Additional links related to information on personal medical devices and personal health records are on the class links page. Students went from low-fidelity to high-fidelity prototypes, then conducted a usability study with 4 to 9 participants before making their final improvements. These projects are meant to inspire others to refine and advance these device prototypes.

Medical History & Chronic Condition Monitoring

AccuLung: Asthma Management System

DailyLog PHR: Personal Health Record for bipolar and incontinence sufferers

MedCheck: LifeLines for patient histories

PicMedTree: Web tool to trace family health history with photos

R.I.S.E: Real-time Interactive Self-help Electronics: Portable diary for depression and anxiety sufferers

Home Appliances

Pill Pal: Appliance for parents and children to help ensure pill taking

PhotoGenic: A photo-based communications manager

ScalePlus: Next generation bathroom scale with web interface

Sports Training

Digital Personal Trainer: Tracking weightlifter workout routines

Team Excero: Measuring and improving performance for rowing teams


    Class webpage maintained by Adam Perer