Over the past year, I’ve helped invent a first-of-its-kind wearable device called SunSprite. It’s a small clip and connected app that helps people measure their daily exposure to bright light. Like a FitBit for the sun. But it never needs to be charged–it gets its energy from the sun, just like you and I. The […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
My recent interview with Bruce Gellerman on the power of ambient technology to enact change in our energy consumption. “We have this big field in our peripherial vision that we are all born with. It’s a reptilian feature, really, that can pay attention to motion over there, or color over there, or the angle of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
Why Apps Will Leap Off The Screen And Into Our Lives Imagine a chair that plays your Pandora music, a kitchen cabinet that instantly connects you to a loved one, a trash can that reorders household essentials via Amazon… The things we live with are getting smarter. Here’s why: The app glut problem Apple just […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
Last year, I worked with Kendra Markle, an expert on behavioral change, who worked with Kaiser Permanente and with BJ Fogg at Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab. Together we designed an executive watch to help business people become more productive and healthier by managing their stress. I’d love your feedback on our design! Stress makes you stupid Chronic […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
At the core of our healthcare crisis is a crippling lack of patient engagement. I’ve talked about this before. Historically, this has been viewed as a compliance problem, but at the MIT Media Lab, this is viewed as a failure in healthcare infrastructure and attitude. Speciﬁcally, tools need to automatically connect patients, caregivers, and providers. And […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
Recently published here. In this interview with MX, Rose discusses the social dynamics of behavioral change, encouraging clinical study results, the slow rate of innovation adoption within the healthcare bureaucracy, and the therapeutic value of lifting one’s voice in song. So are GlowCaps “enchanted objects,” too? I do think the GlowCap represents an “enchanted object,” […]Continue Reading... Comments Off