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Digital health on my wrist - How can my lifestyle data keep me healthy?


Prof. Katarzyna Wac, GSEM - ISS, CUI, University of Genevadonnera un talk pour le cours Selected topics:

Digital health on my wrist - How can my lifestyle data keep me healthy?

Date: Lundi 13 novembre 2023 de 17h15 à 19h00

Lieu: FacLab, Université de Genève - CUI (Zoom: contactez Jean-Henry.Morin(at)unige.ch)



We will discuss the state of personal digital health technologies and a concrete example of how general lifestyle data can be used to benefit individuals. In addition, I will present our current research involving lifestyle data to model and improve the quality of life of individuals.I will explain how we involve users in our study and how the general public can contribute and benefit from our digital health research efforts.

Courte bio:

Prof. Katarzyna Wac is the leader of the Quality of Life (QoL) technologies research area affiliated with the Geneva School of Economics (GSEM), Center for Informatics at University of Geneva (CUI, Switzerland), and, since 2015 – also with the Department of Computer Science (DIKU) of University of Copenhagen (Denmark).  In 2013-2020 she was also affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine (MED). She holds a BSc and MSc degree in Computer Science (2003) from Wroclaw University of Technology (WUT, Poland), an MSc in Telematics (2004) from the University of Twente (UT, the Netherlands), as well as a Ph.D. in Information Systems (2009) from University of Geneva (UNIGE, Switzerland). Prof. Wac’s research interests revolve around the fundamental and algorithmic problems, as well as human-centric challenges of the systems enabling an assessment and improvement of human behaviour, health, and quality of life in the long term.