Images of Research: Innovation for the global good

State of play: confusion

Category: Digital connections

A mother and child play with a football in a garden. The child has a monitoring device strapped to their waist. A colour graph in the background represents changing glucose levels.

A boy wants to play. Mother watches cautiously through a SmartPhone app monitoring the insulin pump that keeps him alive. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, exercise can impact his glucose levels but currently it is difficult to predict by how much. By studying the experiences of families living with diabetes, our research aims to re-design guidelines, and inform new technologies to help patients lead as normal a life as possible.

Entrant: Diane Morrow , Computer and Information Sciences

Copyright: Diane Cochrane

Funding: Strategic Technology Partnership Studentship (CAPITA) / Digital Health Institute funding

Collaborators: Patsy Millar and son Sean