Health video blogs (vlogs) allow individuals with chronic illnesses to share their stories, experiences, and knowledge with the general public. We examined how to build and facilitate sustainable communities for health vloggers and their viewers.
For people with rare diseases, we found that they think of themselves as being in a separate "Rare World" from the "normal" people in their lives and that relationships with friends and family members are strained.
Children diagnosed with a chronic illness may experience a vastly different childhood than their healthy counterparts. We exmained the ways in which children with a chronic illness stay connected with their peers.
Conducting a discourse analysis of YouTube videos showing healthcare robots, we examined how institutions of robotics argue that these robots will become indispensible in hospitals and nursing homes.
Parents of high-risk infants experience challenges in providing care at home, such as communication and social support for caregivers. We highlight how we might design collaborative communication technologies in a mobile application.