Everything I’ve developed on digital humans in healthcare to be given away for free in public webinar.
Thursday, May 21, 2020, marks the ninth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.
For 14 years, ours has been the lived experience of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and for 20 years, disability.
And now, like millions of others we are living in fear of contracting COVID-19 and what that will mean to us.
From decades of lived experience and professional expertise, we have developed through co-design, a technology neutral approach and corpus applicable across all health domains.
This approach redefines accessibility by understanding the impact of health illiteracy on service design.
From this crucible of life emerged the world’s first AI powered digital human for service delivery “Nadia” co-created by people with disability, and the world’s first Digital Human Cardiac Coach co-designed with the cardiac community. As you may know, my husband Allan is Digital Human Cardiac Coach patient #1 and together we created the Digital Human Cardiac Coach to help patients like him.
Cardiovascular disease and COVID-19 are both pandemics, and these two pandemics are colliding. Eighteen million people die every year from CVD, and the impact of health illiteracy on CVD outcomes is catastrophic and well documented.
These are wicked problems. Health illiteracy and poor accessibility affect every disease and condition, not just COVID-19, not just CVDs. Health illiteracy is widespread throughout populations, and disproportionately impacts the disadvantaged, including people with disability.
Wicked problems won’t be solved if people lock up their good ideas for a rainy day.