Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan

> "We think our kiosk will allow a person to create their own educational experience through touching the screen, interacting with the program and obtaining the information that is relevant to their needs," says Strecher, who also directs the U-M Health Media Research Laboratory, a program of the U-M's Cancer Center and School of Public Health.

Strecher says the kiosks are easily expandable and there are plans to add five to seven additional channels in the next year. "This type of program with its television format," he says, "allows us to easily generate new channels, new risk factors, add them in a seamless way, then each year, add on and refine the channels we already have." The kiosks are hooked into a central computer server at U-M, allowing for information on the systems to be updated as needed.

Strecher says his group plans to closely monitor feedback from health kiosk users. It's hoped that in the very near future, people using the kiosks will be able to get a print-out that will give them a personal plan of action, tailored to their specific needs. Strecher says there are also plans to localize the information available at a given location. For example, a person using the prostate screening channel could be made aware of free screenings or health fairs in the area.

Public health and medical specialists, computer programmers, graphic artists and Hollywood Screen Writers Guild writers joined forces on the project.

"Studies have shown that, compared to standard mass-produced materials such as pamphlets and booklets," Strecher says, "health messages tailored to an individual's needs and interests are much more likely to result in a positive health behavior change."


Contact: David Wilkins or Pete Barkey
(313) 764-2220
University of Michigan

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Unique presentation of delirium after stem cell transplantation
2. Unique study to begin examination of whether treating periodontal disease cuts heart disease
3. Unique collaborative service established for childhood allergy-related anaphylaxis
4. Interactive breathing device found effective in lowering high systolic blood pressure
5. Interactive game could reduce heart attack deaths by teaching rapid response to symptoms
6. Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant
7. Liverpool to lead 20M Department of Health initiative to develop medicines for children
8. Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
9. 2005 Behavioral Sciences & Health Services Research Award
10. Statement on the findings of the Womens Health Study
11. Bone density returns when teens stop using Depo Provera, Group Health study finds

Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... According to an article ... has shown that women who successfully lose weight with a bariatric procedure are much ... each year. The article notes that anywhere from 40 to 50 percent of all ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... , ... Symposium Chairman, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is pleased to announce that ... March 2nd and 3rd, 2016. The annual meeting, along with the Dallas Rhinoplasty ... around the world. , Key topics at this year's event will include discussions on ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... Relay (relaynetwork.com), ... application, announced today a significant contract that will provide its award-winning private messaging ... build on the growing success of its Relay program, IBX Wire™, which now ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... NavaFit Inc. today announced the launch of its ... with, participate in local fitness & sporting events, and stay motivated. Users ... medical costs drive us to get more serious about fitness and wellness, individuals are ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... 13, 2015 , ... Protein is essential to good health. You need it ... But how much protein does the average man need in order to stay healthy? ... October 2015 issue of Harvard Men's Health Watch . Most Americans get about ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/13/2015)... , Oct. 13, 2015  XiMo AG ( ... Aspira Scientific, Inc. ( Milpitas, California ) ... for metathesis chemistry. The importance of metathesis chemistry was ... the pioneers of this application. This industrially-relevant application has ... such as pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, and polymers. ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... LONDON , Oct. 12, 2015 ... performance, the setbacks and the needs of the medical ... strategies of membrane devices within the different medical membrane ... filters, blood microfilters/apheresis systems and membrane diagnostic devices. - ... alerts in this market. --> Use this ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... 12, 2015 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ... sales and earnings conference call will be broadcast live ... 8 a.m. Eastern Time.  A news release detailing the ... Eastern Time the morning of the conference call. ... following the conference call. --> http://investor.zimmerbiomet.com .  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: