The future of Healthcare and Technology. Interview with Amber Case

Amber Case is a Cyborg Anthropologist and UX Designer: she was also a keynote speaker at Frontiers of Interaction 2011.

by Leandro Agrò

The future of Healthcare and Technology. Interview with Amber Case
The future of Healthcare and Technology. Interview with Amber Case

Amber Case is a Cyborg Anthropologist and UX Designer: she was also a keynote speaker at Frontiers of Interaction 2011 on the topic "Cyborg Anthropology and the Evaporation of the Interface".

The interface between humans and technology is getting smaller and more invisible

The evaporation of the interface and invisible technology are in our future, where information will be pushed to us and not searched, where tools will become a remote control of reality and where robots will give us the time to "just be", while they do our work for us.

At FoI 2011 for the first time one complete day of workshops was dedicated to eHealth. We led the workshop "Transforming health with mobile devices", where 80 participants collaborated in the design of mHealth services and solutions in a very lively and animated atmosphere.

These mobile devices are showing up in everyone's pockets and we don't really notice how big of a change is happening

Amber provided a very smart contribution to the collaborative work and working with her was an amazing opportunity for all participants. We are happy that she agreed to an interview, which you can find in this 5 minute video, packed with answers.

In healthcare there is a lot of information in all these separate silos that can't connect with each other; allowing those to be connected, and to make the invisible visible, is a really important thing that technology can help out with.

Amber Case and Roberto Ascione
Our team @ FoI 2011

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