As part of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Student Design Challenge, we designed and prototyped a mobile application that leverages patient-generated data and in-home sensors to perform a timed up and go (TUG) test, a clinically approved test to determine balance and fall risk.
As part of the Delany Grant, we, along with CBITS, are looking to develop an enhanced understanding of the relationship among the mental health needs of homeless youth, their experiences about trusting others as well as technology, and their use and satisfaction with one form of support (health services). This research study will examine the attitudes of homeless youth and better understand their connections with others to inform technological tools to facilitate connection and improve health. We hope these groups will inform efforts to improve the health and mental health of homeless youth through digital tools and resources.
The Stepping Stone Project is a collaboration between Northwestern University, Rush University Medical Center, and the Night Ministry. The project aims to create sustainable, scalable, and flexible mental health services for homeless youth through a combination of mHealth solutions.