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Self-care practices and technology in chronic disease: new challenges for ICT in Health Care

Event type: 
Invited Speaker
Event Date/Time: 
Thu, 02/12/2010 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
LRG-032, Limerick, Ireland
Cristiano Storni


The talk will describe the current shift toward a chronic disease Health care. In his presentation, Dr. Storni will discuss implications for the design and evaluation of ICT technology that are supposed to empower the patient in chronic self-care practices. New possible solutions and new directions of research will be outlined at the end.


Dr. Cristiano Storni is Lecturer in Interaction Design at the department of Computer Science and Information Systems (University of Limerick). He holds a PhD in Information Systems and Organization at the faculty of Sociology in the University of Trento (Italy) and a post-doc at Interaction Design Centre. He studied Science and Technology Studies (STS), Actor Network Theory (ANT), Social studies of Information Systems (SSIS), Ethnography, Participatory and Interaction Design and Organizational Studies. His current research concerns the social shaping and appropriation of technology in ICT. He is concerned with a series of different domains such as Health and Self-Care, web 2.0, open software and hardware. He can be reached at