About USOur mission is to support health sciences based on a community-, data-, and technology-driven approach to health, thereby enhancing the mental and physical health of people and societies. The Health SciTech’s focus is defined by “Technology” which refers to preventive care, patient care, and patient safety through the application of sensing technologies (e.g., Internet of Things and Wearable Technology), mobile computing and effective data management methodologies.
- Sep 2020 A paper was accepted at JMIR mHealth and uHealth Journal 2020
- Sep 2020 Our $3.7M R01 project entitled "A home-based, culturally and language specific intervention for dementia family caregivers: stress reduction and education with wearable technology for health" received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH-NIA).
- Aug 2020 Our project entitled "D-CCC: Digital Health for Future of Community-Centered Care" received funding from the US National Science Foundation under the "Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier" program.
- Jul 2020 A paper was accepted at IEEE Access Journal 2020
Our program aims to build caregiving and stress-management skills in family caregivers of persons with dementia or mild cognitive impairment. The study involves remote monitoring using wearable sensors, home visits, and follow-ups. This research is conducted in collaboration with Dr. Jung-Ah Lee’s group at UCI (https://faculty.sites.uci.edu/caregiverstudy/).