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Featured Community

Important Dates

Whats’s New

The Health Community is exploring ways to build bridges with the Society for Behavioral Medicine. More news to come soon!

The Health Community will be a Featured Community for the third time at CHI 2013. Health is a fundamental aspect of human life. So, it is not surprising that CHI has long had an interest in the intersection of HCI and Health. As our understanding of technologies, systems, and practices related to health continues to increase, it is an exciting time to be a part of a CHI Health Community. Contributions to this community focus on a wide variety of issues related to health, both within and outside of a clinical setting. Please read the full Health Community proposal (.pdf, 88 KB) for a more thorough description of the community.

Researchers and practitioners have been examining health-related issues in many different contexts. For some, health begins at home, is preventive, and uses a holistic approach including nutrition, exercise, and mental and emotional well-being. For others, the greatest concerns may be centered on acute care and hospital settings. For still others, health means tackling human development, growth, and eventually decline. Interactive systems for health, therefore, can include assistive technologies, personal informatics and persuasive technologies, clinical systems, home healthcare devices and communication technologies, telemedicine, and much more.

Some of the most interesting research, compelling designs, and innovative technologies represented at CHI over the years have been related to health. A strong Health Community at CHI ensures continued interdisciplinary discussion around health, technology, and interaction as this exciting area of research and practice continues to evolve.

Please check out the calls and start working on your submission.

Types of Submission

Preparing your Submission

You must prepare your submission in the format that is required for each type of submission. Make sure to include “health” as one of your keywords so that we can identify the submissions relevant for our community. We encourage you to check the due dates, read the requirements for your submission ideas, and start now, if you haven’t already.

Karen Cheng, University of California, Irvine, USA
Kelly Caine, University of California, Irvine, USA