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Dr. Stephen Voida Showcases Award-Winning App at Respected International Computer Conference

November 1, 2013

Dr. Stephen Voida, assistant professor of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the School of Informatics and Computing, recently attended and presented at the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Stephen Voida Human-Computer Interaction FacultyDr. Voida and his colleagues from Cornell University and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center demonstrated their award-winning app designed to help individuals suffering from bipolar disorder maintain a consistent daily rhythm of physical activities and social interactions.

“Informatics is the interface between computing and the real world,” says Dr. Voida. “It’s about understanding the technological needs of the real world and how to develop the technology from the ground up to respond to the needs in people’s daily lives.”

The data collected by the app is shared with the patient’s therapist or doctor in order to monitor and identify any potential problems.  Currently, the app can be downloaded at and is available for both Android and iOS platforms.  Plans are to make it available on the Apple and Google app stores soon.

UbiComp is the leading international conference on Ubiquitous Computing, an interdisciplinary field of research and development that utilizes and integrates pervasive, wireless, embedded, wearable, and mobile technologies to bridge the gap between the digital and the physical world.

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