ACM Keynote: New ways of thinking of the mobile phone for healthcare and the current pandemic
Much of the fundamental research in computer science has been driven by the needs of those attempting to utilize computing for various applications, such as health. Shwetak Patel will describe a collection of research projects conducted with his clinical collaborators that leverage the sensors on mobile devices (e.g., microphones, cameras, accelerometers, etc) in new ways to enable the screening, self-management and longitudinal study of diseases. These projects follow the theme of finding unique signals and biomarkers in order to enable access and scale by leveraging existing hardware. His remarks will underscore the potential advances in health and clinical science through the convergence of sensing, machine learning, and human-computer interaction. He will also address how some of this work is being applied to the current COVID pandemic.