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Round 2 Projects (2010-12)

Project HealthDesign's five Round 2 teams worked to demonstrate how to improve participants' health and well-being by helping them capture, understand, interpret, and act upon data about observations of daily living (ODL). Each project worked with clinical partners and patients to:

  • Identify, capture, and store several types of ODLs for their target patient population;
  • Analyze and interpret ODL data to extract clinically useful information;
  • Use this information to provide feedback to patients so they could better manage their conditions and improve their health;
  • Enable patients to share this information with members of their clinical care team in ways that easily integrated into their clinical workflow;
  • Identify and explain opportunities and challenges associated with this overall approach to policy-makers and clinical leaders.

View the video describing the work in round 2 projects.

RTI International and Virginia Commonwealth University designed an application for patients with asthma to provide a clearer picture of their health in everyday life for treatment and self-monitoring.

University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with Healthy Communities Foundation and University of California, San Francisco, helped young adults with Crohn’s disease create visual narratives of their condition and treatment to provide concrete feedback to providers about how they feel from day to day.

dwellSense (formerly Embedded Assessment)
Carnegie Mellon University developed and evaluated sensor technologies that monitored the routines of elders who were at risk for cognitive decline, providing data for long-term functional assessment and treatment.

Estrellita (formerly FitBaby)
University of California, Irvine collected ODL information from high-risk infants and their primary caregivers to allow them to more easily interface with their health care providers to improve care and communication.

iN Touch
San Francisco State University worked with low-income teens who were obese to see whether and how tracking ODLs would inform the participants' health management and well-being.

Project HealthDesign is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation