Health Tech, Data, and Systems

2017 Spring INFO5555 Cornell Tech

Spring Semester 2017 is here! Here's what you need to know.

Course Goals

This course will serve as a hands-on introduction to connected health technologies, data, and systems for computer and information science students.

Course Description

This course is a survey of connected health technology, data, and systems. Students will study and develop techniques and systems for leveraging mobile and Internet of Things technologies in the context of patient care.

Course Number: 17842


CS 2110 or CS 4110 or permission of instructor.


Professor Deborah Estrin - destrin @ cornell
Student Assistant: Sonia Sen - ss3462 @ cornell

Room & Time

Mondays 4:00 - 5:15pm (weekly) and
Mondays 5:30-6:30 (biweekly)
1/30/17 to 5/8/17.
Cornell Tech Campus, 3rd Floor, Fozzie

Office Hours

Mondays 2:30 - 3:50pm - 3rd Floor (Studio area or Baron)
Recommended that you confirm by email beforehand.

Text Books

M-Health: Fundamentals and Applications, by Robert S.H. Istepanian & Bryan Woodward (2016).

Course Requirements

    Class attendance and participation
    • All students are expected to attend class sessions and to participate in class discussions.
    • Please discuss any planned absences in advance of class sessions with the course instructors.

    Assignments (see “Key Dates” column in table in "Lectures" for due dates):
    • Labs: Students will work in pairs to conduct 4 hands-on laboratory assignments, involving implementation of components and an end to end system/application using open source software frameworks (ResearchKit(™), ResearchStack, Ohmage-omh) and available mobile and IoT devices.
    • Session Lead: For one of sessions 3-12 you will work with the instructor and study up to be a resident expert, including developing a key-readings list and an in class presentation with the Instructor, and writing up (and publishing) a blog post.

    Grading Procedures
    • In class attendance and participation (weekly) (Solo)--10%
    • Session lead and blog post (likely Solo depends on class size)--25%
    • Hands-on Labs (in rotating pairs)--65% (15%, 15%, 15%, 20%, respectively)--Late policy TBD--likely 20% per day late.