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Mobile health is one of the fastest growing medical technology fields. The development of health applications requires special considerations. An understanding of both clinical perspectives and technological options is needed. Medical professionals, often lacking an understanding of technology and user perspectives, frequently initiate medical application (app) projects. On the other hand, programmers often have no medical background. The app’s design needs to be closely guided by medical professionals in conjunction with technologically savvy programmers. The mobile health field is a great fit for medical illustrators. They can facilitate the interactions needed between medical professionals and programmers. Many are getting more involved with new technology, allowing medical illustrators to have a deeper understating of medical application technology. This presentation will introduce the Parkinson’s diary project from NIH and some of Emory’s Brain Health Center’s mobile apps. It will also explain how medical illustrators can be actively involved and even lead a team in the mobile app development process.
Bona Kim is trained at Johns Hopkins Medicine with a background in nursing. She is the 2001 Inez Demonet Scholar and an international fellow of the Association of American University Women. In her previous roles at Johns Hopkins, she created a successful series of pathology image library applications called “Johns Hopkins Atlas of Pancreatic Cancer”and her team was awarded
2012’s Frank Netter award. After she moved to NIH, she developed a Parkinson’s disease patient-centered monitoring tool. Currently in her role at the Emory Brain Health Center she utilizes her design skills to improve communications, projects, and processes.