Dr. Kelly Caine and Dr. Kay Connelly have been awarded $500,000 by the National Science Foundation to better understand how technologies can assist underserved older adults as they age in place.
The project will ultimately provide guidance to community members, service providers, and governmental agencies about how to wield technology to enable those populations to age in place. Researchers will identify and analyze existing technologies, then compare and contrast those with the specific needs of low-SES older adults.
Dr. Caine will give a presentation on DigiSwitch: Design and Evaluation of a Device for OlderAdults to Preserve Privacy While Monitoring Health at Home at the ACM conference on Health Informatics this Friday, November 12th at 8am.
The talk will be part of a session on “Data Management, Privacy, Security, and Confidentiality“. For those attending the conference, the talk will be held in Rappahanock/Roanoke.
Dr. Caine’s paper, “DigiSwitch: Design and Evaluation of a Device for Older Adults to Preserve Privacy While Monitoring Health at Home” has been accepted for publication at the ACM International Health Informatics Conference to be held in Washington, DC in November, 2010.
The acceptance rate for this conference was 17%.
Dr. Caine has accepted the position of Principal Research Scientist in the Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research (CLEAR) in Health Information (clearhealthinfo.iu.edu) and the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University.
In this position, Dr. Caine will continue her work on the human factors of privacy with a specific focus on privacy in health systems.
Dr. Caine presented a poster titled, “Why understanding the psychology of user privacy is critical to the success of interactive health systems” at the Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare.
Dr. Caine has been invited to give a talk on her work on “Privacy Enhanced Health Technologies to Support Aging in Place” to the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
Her talk will be on March 3rd at 3pm.
This week, Dr. Caine attended the iSchools iConference in Urbana Champaign, IL.
During the conference Dr. Caine attended a junior faculty mentoring session and led a roundtable discussion on”The Role of iSchools in Shaping the Future of Health Informatics”.