• relaxing in the airline seat with the seat reclined,
• watching movies on a laptop,
• reading a newspaper,
• eating food, and
• working on a laptop.
• a plant that facilitates connections with remote family members,
• a mirror that reminds elders about appointments and medications,
• a monitor that shows video of the front door when the doorbell rings and shares that video with loved ones, and
• a device connected to the PC to indicate the level of trust of a webpage to be visited.
• a product that provides audio and visual notifications about medication and alerts a care provider or loved one when medications aren't taken,
• a software application designed to promote cognitive functions, and
• a biofeedback application designed to help reduce stress.
Maria Ebling is a research staff member and senior manager at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. She manages a team building systems capable of supporting a Smarter Planet while not forgetting about the people who use such systems. Ebling received her PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. She's a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and a senior member of the IEEE and of the ACM. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph Kannry is the Lead Technical Informaticist of the EMR Clinical Transformation Group at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He's also an associate professor of medicine and a practicing board-certified internist at Mount Sinai's Internal Medicine Associates. Kannry received his MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and his Informatics training from the Yale Center for Medical Informatics, a National Library of Medicine training program in informatics. He's a member of the American Medical Informatics Association and the American College of Physicians. Contact him at email@example.com.