Research

Faculty and students in the HCI+Health Lab study how we can use technology to prevent disease, prolong life, and promote human health. We use theoretical perspectives and research methodologies from the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) research communities to design and implement new technologies, and deploy those technologies to understand their impact.  

Our research bridges many disciplines such as Health Science, Computer Science, Psychology, and Human Factors Engineering to investigate questions such as:

  • How will mobile and wearable devices disrupt the healthcare system? And can they help us better manage our personal health?
  • What role can computer games play in motivating health and well-being? 
  • How do people with chronic illnesses seek out peer support on social networking platforms like Facebook or Reddit? 

Our research is sponsored by:

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Canada Foundation for InnovationGovernment of Ontario

MITACSMechdyne  Ontario Centres of Excellence

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada