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HCID Research Seminar - Barriers and Opportunities for Asthma Self-Management Systems



Speakers: Adrian Bussone, City, University of London

Series: HCID Research Seminars


In the UK, an average of 3 people die from asthma attacks each day, and two-thirds of those deaths are preventable. Self-management systems, such as apps or smart devices, are used by people with chronic conditions as a means of monitoring their health and gaining a better understanding of their condition. There are many smartphone applications currently designed to support asthmatics in self-management, though largely suffering from limited uptake. Despite the prevalence of these applications, a surprising lack of research has explored how end-users perceive using such systems in their daily lives. Adrian Bussone will be presenting a summary of her research on this topic, which was conducted at Microsoft Research Cambridge. She will summarize the findings and contribute details regarding the barriers to adoption and opportunities for design. Please note that images of this presentation should not be shared on social media.

About the Speaker:

Adrian Bussone is a Post Doctoral Research Associate at City, University of London, in the Centre for HCID. Her recently completed PhD was focused on understanding how technology can support people living with HIV in self-managing and reflecting on their personal health information. Before doing her PhD at City, Adrian completed the MSc in Human Centred Systems at the same University. Her move to academia followed five years of working as a researcher and designer at a medical device consultancy, where she worked on projects that placed her in operating rooms around the country and working on FDA submissions for Class I-III devices.

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When and where

1.00pm - 2.00pmFriday 19th October 2018

A108 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom