Fulfilling Steve Jobs' Vision: Health-linked hardware/software
Mar 22, 2012, 3pm-4pm
Jobs’ vision involved a computer, tablet or smartphone for each citizen, providing access to a "world" of information via video, audio, print and various creative tools. Technologically, we’re shockingly near this vision, with the costs of notebooks, tablets and smartphones reducing to the point where universal distribution and access is within reach, within this decade.
Amidst this technological revolution inspired by Jobs and others, we are contending with the impending Ontario health crisis. Funding from the Federal Development Program and other sources (Public Health Agency of Canada, Mitacs, Ontario Network of Excellence, Merck Investments) has York University poised for a leading role in synergizing health promotion with advanced communication technologies.
In this presentation, Professor Paul Ritvo will explore ongoing intervention projects targeting diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart failure, traumatic brain injury, maladaptive perfectionism, HIV-AIDS and unhealthy student behaviour. Unique and common project features and the training of technologically skilled health coaches will be emphasized.
Biography: Paul Ritvo, PhD, C. Psych. is associate professor in Kinesiology & Health Science, and Psychology, and a scientist at Cancer Care Ontario and Southlake Regional Health Centre. A clinical health psychologist, Ritvo’s research ranges from cancer prevention and screening to the neurophysiology of meditation. One of Ritvo’s missions is to introduce neurophysiological assessment into primary care through the engineering and testing of wireless EEG devices.
|Location:||402 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building|
|Sponsor:||Faculty of Health|