October 20, 2016

Participants wanted for a study on “Sharing health data among family members: A scenario-based design discussion”.

Members of the IST grad program are looking for participants for a study, “Sharing health data among family members: A scenario-based design discussion”. This study will inform the design of technology that will support tracking and sharing of health and well-being information between elderly parents and their adult children. From the scenario and design discussion sessions, we aim to identify opportunities to enhance mutual awareness of health activities including sleep, exercise, diet, and medication adherence, making health more of a family based joint project and we want to learn people’s preference on sharing mechanisms. During the meetings, you won’t need to disclose any personal health information.

 The study will involve an hour-long in-person meeting at Penn State University, University Park campus. During the discussion session, we will ask you to share your experience on how you share health information with your parents/children. The sessions will be audio-recorded, photographed and collected field notes.

 To participate in the study, you should meet either of the following criteria:

  • Elderly participants who are living independently of their adult children.


  • Non-student working adults living independently of their parents and financially self-reliant.

 If you meet the above criteria, and are interested in participating or want to learn more, please contact Jomara Binda (jmb89@ist.psu.edu). As a thank you for your time, you will receive $20 cash.