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Can Wearables Support People with Arthritis to be Physically Active?

May 18, 2016 - 11:00am PST, 2:00pm EST

 

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Dr. Linda Li will discuss current research about wearable technologies (FitBit, iWatch, etc) and the possible advantages and disavantages for getting people with arthritis moving.

 

Linda Li, PhD

Senior Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada

Dr. Linda Li is Associate Professor, Harold Robinson / Arthritis Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases, and Canada Research Chair in Patient-Oriented KT at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia. She is also a Senior Scientist at the Arthritis Research Canada (ARC), and is a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar. Dr. Li leads the Arthritis, Joint Health & KT Research Program at ARC. As a health services researcher, her research focuses in three areas: 1) Understanding the help-seeking experience in people with early inflammatory arthritis, 2) Evaluating models of arthritis care, and 3) Studying the role of digital media tools for improving the uptake of effective treatment. Her work involves collaborating with scientists in sociology, health psychology, computer science and visual arts to create online tools, such as decision aids for promoting shared-decision making and interactive programs for coaching people to be physically active.

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