Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30PM - 7:00PM
2022 - 2023 Winter Quarter
|Location||MSOB 303 + Zoom|
|Units||3 Ltr (CR/NC and Med option available)|
Oliver Aalami, M.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Carlos Guestrin, Ph.D. (email@example.com)
Vishnu Ravi, M.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Paul Schmiedmayer, Ph.D. (email@example.com)
Ashley Griffin, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Raghav Samavedam (email@example.com)
Varun Shenoy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Oliver Aalami - Mondays 2-3pm via Zoom
Vishnu Ravi - Fridays 4-5pm via Zoom
Paul Schmiedmayer - Wednesdays 10-11am at Biodesign Office
|Syllabus||View Course Syllabus on Google Docs|
As our world becomes more and more digitized, patients and their devices are generating streams of valuable data that can provide meaningful clinical insights. This digital health revolution provides great opportunities to design and validate new digital health concepts. Many groups within Stanford Medicine have promising ideas that are ripe for development, however, they lack the software engineering and healthcare compliance know-how to take them forward.
Building for Digital Health is a Biodesign course sponsored by the Stanford School of Medicine (SoM) and Stanford's Computer Science (CS) department. Its goal is to provide CS students with the opportunity to apply their skills to real-world health technology development projects, while enabling SoM faculty to leverage these talented individuals to help advance their technology concepts toward patients. Both audiences will learn a repeatable approach for developing new digital health technologies and preparing to launch them in the market.
Over the course of ten weeks, students and faculty will work together to tackle a project and launch an app-enabled solution for research use. Every week, students will learn about app-development, sensor technologies, privacy, security, and more. In the final week of class, teams will present their final project (app) to a panel of digital health experts.
Students will be able to work on one of five projects for the Winter of 2023. The participating projects will present their challenges during the first lecture. Everyone will have an opportunity to submit a form of interest with their preference during the first day of class. We will then create balanced teams based on this input.
The University of Utah provides care for a wide region (Mountain West) covering many remote areas making access to care and coordination of care challenging. The system is government funded and has a history of collecting patient reported outcomes (PROs) in person to assess quality of life and functional capacity measures. The Division of Vascular Surgery is interested in expanding this program via a mobile application to achieve broader adoption, increase accessibility and to gain improved longitudinal data. This project will include building the application in iOS and will include 1) consenting, 2) collecting HealthKit data metrics (including passive activity), 3) Deploying PRO surveys, 4) Deploying active tasks such as the remote 6-minute-walk test, among other features.
Arrhythmia symptoms are frequent complaints in children and often require a pediatric cardiology referral. Wearable technologies, such as the Apple Watch®, have been studied in adults but there are limited data on the utility of these wearable technologies in children. We hypothesized that an Apple Watch can be used to identify clinically significant arrhythmias in children. Since 2018, the Stanford group has had 41 pediatric patients detect arrhythmias on an Apple Watch which were later confirmed through traditional clinical methods. Dr. Ceresnak’s group would like to develop an iOS research application which leverages the Apple watch to collect ECG tracings in pediatric patients. Their application will have the standard 1) onboarding consent, 2) PRO/survey collection, 3) Apple Watch ECG Active task, among other features.
James Lock, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Brittany Matheson, PhD, Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Nandini Datta, PhD, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Eating Disorders Research Program Stanford University School of Medicine
Eating disorders are a common condition many teenagers and young adults suffer from. Sometimes the condition requires a hospital admission to help manage this condition. Dr. Locke’s group specializes in the treatment of anorexia and bulimia. In particular he studies dialectical behavioral therapy treatments and is looking to build a companion application to support patients in-between therapy sessions- which is most of the time! For this project you will build a new iOS app which will include, 1) Onboarding/Consenting, 2) Survey assessments/PROs, and several others which could include 3) setting up an “SOS” button, 4) a “Distract Me” feature, 5) a “Let’s Chill Out” feature, 6) a “Feeling Learning” feature, or 7) a Diary feature.
HealthSpan Heroes Team (BIOE273 NEXT Award Winners)
Jack Keene, MD
GetMoovin is an app/digital system focused on motivating seniors to engage in physical activity to improve their healthspan. The aging process decreases one’s muscle strength, agility, and cardiovascular fitness leading to frailty and chronic disease. GetMoovin’s free app engages families and friends in synchronous photo curation of physical activities. The subscription side provides customers personalized plans to mitigate the decline of aging so they will be able to do the things that really matter to them as they age. We want to give people the Gift of a Better Healthspan.
Golara Honari, MD, Professor of Dermatology
Ali Mottaghi, PhD Candidate in Electrical Engineering
Serena Yeung, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science
Haiwen Gui, MD Candidate
Stanford University School of Medicine
Eczematous dermatoses are a group of common inflammatory skin disorders, also known as dermatitis. Currently, patch testing is only offered in specialty clinics, and the procedure typically requires three visits to the specialty clinic within a week. The limited number of specialty clinics nationwide and the fact that specialty clinics are mostly concentrated in large cities and academic centers make access to care very limited. Only a small portion of patients who benefit from patch testing have access to this test. A cost analysis study of patients with eczema shows that among 2.6 million patients with eczema and continuous enrollment at the IBM market scan dataset between 2014-2016 only about 2% had patch testing. Patient with patch testing had an average 50% reduction in direct cost of care in the year following patch testing compared to the prior year. This project aims to facilitate access to care through a multimodal digital health solution for patients with chronic eczema, facilitate patch testing from a remote location, and interpretation of patch test results through AI augmented analysis of sequential photos from the allergen application site.
Please fill out the the skills survey when you sign up for the class, so we are aware of your current skill level at the beginning of the course.
Students with Documented Disabilities: Students who may need academic accommodation based on the impact of a disability must initiate the request with the Office of Accessible Education (OAE). Professional staff will evaluate the request with required documentation, recommend reasonable accommodations, and prepare an Accommodation Letter for faculty dated in the current quarter in which the request is made. Students should contact the OAE as soon as possible since timely notice is needed to coordinate accommodations. The OAE is located at 563 Salvatierra Walk (phone: 723-1066, URL: http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/oae).