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Established in 2015 by Dr. Lisa Vizer, the mobiLIFE Lab uses mixed methods to investigate how best to utilize mobile technology to support people who wish to improve or maintain brain health. We are particularly interested in the use of language characteristics and other passively-sense behavior for digital phenotyping. Dr. Vizer’s thesis research was some of the first to examine passively-generated information for a health application. That study investigated the use of keystroke and linguistic features of typed text to support early detection of cognitive decline or cognitive stress.

Research Areas

  • Digital phenotyping
  • Language use
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Interaction design
  • Personal health informatics
  • Information needs
  • Pervasive health
  • Application Areas

  • Mental health
  • Cancer-related cognitive impairment
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) in older adults
  • Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Underrepresented populations
  • Affiliations

  • Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP)
  • UNC School of Medicine
  • Program on Health and Clinical Informatics
  • NC TraCS Institute