Center For Future Health Aims To Bring High-Tech, Low-Cost Health Care To The Home

ion aid that might be helpful in curbing marital disputes. DNA could provide the computing power necessary to identify bacterial strains almost immediately. University officials know of no other effort where the focus is on developing new technologies for everyday use by large numbers of people for the prevention of disease.

"This is a whole new vision for the health care system," says Provost Charles Phelps. "The Center for Future Health offers one of the most interesting and vital opportunities for research and teaching that has emerged from the University in years. At its heart, the center will develop new uses of computing technologies, applied at a personal level, to help improve people's health. But the central idea is even more revolutionary: Returning control of people's own health care to them through immediately available and highly personalized information, collected routinely throughout the day in the normal course of their lives."

In each project engineers and scientists are working closely with physicians from the outset, making sure the health-care goals are realistic and appropriate. About two dozen core faculty members come from the University, which is the lead institution. The MIT Media Lab is a long-term partner, with about half a dozen faculty participants. There are also a few faculty participants from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Toronto, as well as dozens of graduate students.

The center is the brainchild of Fauchet, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and physician Alice Pentland, James H. Sterner Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology. Fauchet serves as director and Pentland serves as medical director. Sandy Pentland, academic head of the MIT Media Lab and adjunct professor at Rochester, is external director.

The engineers and physicians come from a variety of areas: computer science, neurology, electrical an

Contact: Tom Rickey
University of Rochester

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