Digital Health Device Collection

By wp_aedile August 14, 2017

The Health Sciences Library is excited to announce the launch of our Digital Health Device Collection. This collection provides faculty, researchers, staff, and students with resources and potential digital health solutions for their patients and research projects. The collection features digital health devices for tracking activity, motion control, mindfulness, and sleep.

“I’m excited about this collection because it is the first and only device collection of its kind,” said Brian Moynihan, Head of Health Technology and Informatics at the library. “Digital health is an exponentially growing area, one that will affect all areas of health research, education, and clinical care. This collection starts conversations about the opportunities and pitfalls of new software and devices, and exposes people to what is possible with these technologies.”

The collection was funded by a grant from University Libraries, and stems from the work of the Carolina Digital Health Research Initiative (CaDHRI) at the Health Sciences Library, a partnership with UNC’s Center for Health Innovation. Digital health is key focus area of the Health Sciences Library and its Research Hub, and the collection complements the library’s other work in digital health: consultations, events, workshops, outreach, and original research.

The devices will be available for a two-week checkout with the option for one renewal Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Beginning Wednesday, August 16, office hours will be held from 11 am to 1pm in Rm 227 of the HSL for those wishing to learn more about and how to use the devices in the collection. Consultations are available by contacting Lynn Eades at beades@med.unc.edu.

For more information on the devices in the collection, please visit http://hsl.lib.unc.edu/devices or download a copy of the device collection brochure.

Last modified: 08/14/17
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