UCLIC Research Seminar Series

UCLIC Research Seminar 17th October: Lynne Baillie (Heriot-Watt University) on "Designing User Centered Rehabilitation Technologies"
Lynne Baillie, Heriot-Watt University

Title

UCLIC Research Seminar 17th October: Lynne Baillie (Heriot-Watt University) on "Designing User Centered Rehabilitation Technologies"

Abstract

My research has recently been focused on health technology (see Uzor and Baillie, 2012, Ayoade and Baillie, 2014, Micallef and Baillie, 2016, Salai and Baillie, 2018; Uzor & Baillie 2018). My talk, as a result, will concentrate on some of my recent research projects which have investigated how to Design Rehabilitation Technologies for stroke, after an injurious fall, after knee replacement surgery and for overactive bladder. I will present how we undertook the design and evaluation of the technologies and what challenges these projects encountered. In particular I will focus on how my team embraced new concepts and overcame issues when trying to use accepted HCI approaches, methodologies, tools and techniques.

Biography

Professor Lynne Baillie has a PhD (2003) and MSc in Computing (1999) and is currently the Director of the Interactive and Trustworthy Technologies Research Group at Heriot-Watt University. She has been successfully involved in the user centered design of home and mobile technologies for over fifteen years. She has a strong track record over 15 years in research management and leadership at a senior level in two countries (Austria and UK). She has been funded by RCUK and FFG, international companies (Orange, Telecom Austria, Alcatel-Lucent, Siemens, Microsoft), charities (Heritage Lottery Fund, CHSS, Paths to Health, Calman), and Governments (local, national and EU).