Vera+ is the latest iteration of our platform designed to encourage healthy decisions by drawing on open-ended social awareness – making users aware of both others’ and their own decisions. Building on usage data and rich interviews from previous projects, Vera+ affords users greater control over sharing and consuming health decisions and offers deeper understanding via improved data collection and complete activity logging. Vera+ studies are underway as of Spring 2012.


Phil Adams, JP Pollak, Vera Khovanskaya, Eric Baumer



Adams, P., Baumer, E.P.S., Gay, G.K. (2014). Staccato Social Support in Mobile Health Applications. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). Toronto, Canada. [ ACM | PDF ]

Baumer, E., Katz, S.J., Freeman, J., Adams, P., Gonzales, A., Pollak, J.P., Retelny, D., Niederdeppe, J., Olson, C., Gay, G., (2012). Prescriptive Persuasion and Open-Ended Social Awareness: Expanding the Design Space of Mobile Health. In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2012) Seattle, WA, February 11-15, pp. 475-484. [ ACM | PDF ]



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