Technology continues to expand boundaries and revolutionize nearly every experience, including healthcare. But while people increasingly adopt tracking apps and wearables, many questions and concerns emerge about where all of this is taking us: What is the reality of these technologies? How will they change the conversation between patients and providers? What about privacy? When will these technologies cease to be useful? Who will be left behind?
As part of it’s current focus on healthcare and design, projekt202, a user experience software design and development company based in Austin, TX, sponsored a “Health Futures panel”on February 18, 2015 at the Livestrong Foundation’s headquarters, hoping to gain insight into some of these questions.
projekt202 invited several local experts and practitioners to provide views into the current state and future direction of healthcare technology. I moderated the panel, and we heard from the following experts:
The lively debate sparked several questions from the audience and further discussion on these highly relevant topics.
Kijana Knight-Torres is the Principal User Experience Researcher at projekt202. projekt202 is an Austin-born software design and development agency that focuses on creating optimal user experiences for clients and end users. Knight-Torres has a B.S. in Computer Science from Rice University and a M.S. in Information Studies from the University of Texas iSchool. She is passionate about helping others find solutions to their own problems and building empathy through effective communication. Besides work, she enjoys photography, music, and cooking and traveling with her husband.
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