|Innovation in computing continues to yield dramatic productivity benefits to individuals, organizations, and societies, and nowhere is this more evident than in the potential of computing to improve dramatically the health and well-being of millions worldwide. Efforts to accomplish this far-reaching goal take many forms, including assisted cognition, tools for bioinformatics, synthetic biology, biomedicine, the confluence of mobile devices and healthcare, and personalized medicine.|
- ASHA AssistThis project focuses on rural government maternal health workers in India (called Accredited Social Health Activists, or ASHAs), using a tool called ASHA Assist to help ASHAs engage their clients in persuasive discussions about various topics related to maternal health. ASHA Assist consists of interactive videos on mobile phones, covering topics related to maternal health for use in counseling their clients.
- The Web as a Personal ArchiveIn recent years the Web has evolved substantially, transforming from a place where we primarily find information to a place where we also leave, share and keep it. This presents a fresh set of challenges for the management of personal information, which include how to underpin greater awareness and more control over digital belongings and other personally meaningful content that is hosted online.
- Medical Imaging at Microsoft ResearchAn increased dependence on medical imaging for patient diagnosis and treatment places new challenges upon the clinical community. Existing image processing workflows struggle to keep up with the pace at which imaging technology is developing. Microsoft Research is working with top research institutes around the world to make available data and tools and advance the state of the art in automatic analysis of medical scans.
- AIDS Quilt 2012 Interactive Digital ExhibitsMicrosoft Research Connections partnered with the University of Southern California Annenberg Innovation Lab, Brown University, University of Iowa Digital Studio for Public Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, NAMES Project Foundation, and others to create several interactive digital exhibits that allow the public to explore the largest work of community-created folk art in the world.
Munmun De Choudhury, Scott Counts, Eric Horvitz, and Michael Gamon, Predicting Depression via Social Media., AAAI, July 2013
Silvia Chiappa, John Winn, Ana Viñuela, Hannah Tipney, and Timothy D. Spector, A probabilistic model of biological ageing of the lungs for analysing the effects of smoking, asthma and COPD, in Respiratory Research, vol. 14:60, 30 May 2013
Munmun de Choudhury, Michael Gamon, Aaron Hoff, and Asta Roseway, "Moon Phrases": A Social Media Facilitated Tool for Emotional Reflection and Wellness., European Alliance for Innovation, May 2013
Ted McCarthy, Joyojeet Pal, and Edward Cutrell, The “voice” has it: screen reader adoption and switching behavior among vision impaired persons in India, in Assistive Technology: The Official Journal of RESNA, Taylor & Francis, 27 February 2013
Aisling Ann O’Kane, Helena M. Mentis, and Eno Thereska, Non-Static Nature of Patient Consent: Shifting Privacy Perspectives in Health Information Sharing, in CSCW 2013, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 23 February 2013