Health Tech UX

The technology for wearable Health Tech devices is expanding at about the same rate as the Universe, or so it appears at times. Sensors, watches, wireless technologies, cloud analytics, automated data processing, energy harvesting, and battery technology are just a few of the areas receiving extensive attention (and funding) in universities and corporate labs all around the world. But one aspect of these new systems is often the poor cousin at the party: the user interface.

To help encourage more discussion about user interface (UX) issues, a new non-profit group has been formed called Health Tech UX. In addition to a message board on its website, the group also has discussion groups on social media channels:

These various entry points are a great source of relevant articles and other resources, as well as an opportunity to get involved in discussions about the user interface experience for all sorts of healthcare interactions, including wearable Health Tech devices.