BODIES & HEALTH

Wearing Your Doctor on Your Wrist
Nov 09 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Your medical tests, mobile health apps, and wearable devices (like fitbits) produce data that reveal insights into your health and behavior. What happens to that data? This conversation will reveal how new and emerging technologies, such as personal wearable devices that can collect and transfer information on your wellbeing, are changing public health, the practice of medicine, and employment and insurance – now and in the future. We will highlight the biggest risks to your privacy and meaningful ways to maintain control over your personal information without losing the health benefits of the digital revolution. 

Jane Bambauer is an associate professor in the UA James E. Rogers College of Law. Her research assesses the social costs and benefits of data, and shows how many popular privacy laws can inhibit socially beneficial research and innovation in health, education, and law enforcement. 

Michelle De Mooy is acting director for the Privacy and Data Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT). She leads CDT’s health privacy work on ethical and privacy-aware internal research and development in wearables; the application of data analytics to health information found on non-traditional platforms, like social media; and the growing market for genetic data. 

Shelten Yuen is the vice president of research at Fitbit Inc., where he oversees development in new hardware, sensors, and algorithms in wearable computing. As a founding engineer of Fitbit Inc., Shelten developed the core algorithms in the fitbit trackers. Before that, Shelten was at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Agilent Technologies.