Self-care technology promises to be the missing link in the drive to:
- Improve quality of life for people with chronic health conditions as well as their caregivers.
- Promote healthy communities and lifestyles through technologies and systems that provide continuous personal health monitoring and feedback for health decisions to all individuals
- Assure awareness of and access to continuous health data collected in non-clinical settings
The body of knowledge in this field includes fundamental science, existing technologies, and their medical efficacy. This information is diverse and widely scattered making it difficult to identify the present state of the field. It is even more difficult to discern the direction that the field is moving, or could be caused to move, as driven by needs and technological opportunities. Our goal is to focus research on consumer-based, low-cost solutions people can use to help themselves. We bring researchers together to develop new approaches to these problems.