Date: October 19th, 2021 – 16:00 CET
Speaker: Diogo Branco
Title: DataPark: Reflections from a Longitudinal Deployment of a Digital Platform for PD Monitoring
Abstract: Designing tools that are meaningful for healthcare environments can be difficult. There is the need to take into consideration the idiosyncrasies of dealing directly with clinicians, and patients and their families. This talk will focus on the importance of doing embedded research together with the ones that will use the software designed. For that, the talk will first introduce DataPark, a web platform for continuous monitoring of Parkinson’s Disease. Additionally, the motivations and steps for designing the platform will be explained. Then, the most relevant components will also be highlighted. After that, the talk will focus on the challenges, barriers, and learnings of designing a platform and maintaining long-term collaboration with clinicians.
Short bio: Diogo Branco is a PhD student in Computer Science at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. His research focused on Human-Computer Interaction, particularly in health. For the last four years, he has been designing, developing, and evaluating applications, and platforms for different healthcare domains (e.g. people with Parkinson’s Disease, parents of young children with food disorders). Diogo is currently collaborating on several projects, such as IDEA-FAST (IMI) and FoodParenting.
The EU-funded WideHealth project aims to conduct research on pervasive eHealth and establish a sustainable network of research and dissemination across Europe.