This wiki documents the work that we – Nicholas Chen, Yun Young Lee and Maurice Rabb (PhD students in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois) – have been working on toward monitoring, measuring and managing everyday health through continuous personal instrumentation.
Our work began as a class project for Prof. Bruce Schatz and Dr. Richard Berlin's advanced computer science course "Healthcare Infrastructure" in the Fall of 2009. The goal of their course is to inspire engineering students to understand and tackle some of the large challenges of our healthcare system, using our unique skills and perspective. Our class project for Healthcare Infrastructure formed the basis for our initial CIMIT proposal. Our project was also remarkable for the quality of the project's software development and documentation. As members of Prof. Ralph Johnson's software architecture research group, we are steeped in software engineering methodology, including design, testing and refactoring.