ReConnect

ReConnect

A project in collaboration with the Healthier Futures Lab (HealthFuL) Cigarette smoking remains the number one cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the U.S.. developing novel, efficacious smoking cessation interventions that are accessible, scalable, and sustainable to smokers, especially among vulnerable populations (e.g., low SES), will make a significant…

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RAM: Remote Alcohol Monitoring

RAM: Remote Alcohol Monitoring

  A project in collaboration with the Healthier Futures Lab (HealthFuL) Contingency management is a highly efficacious treatment that can reduce drug and alcohol use. In contingency management treatments, tangible rewards (e.g., money, privileges, or prizes) are provided contingent upon verified abstinence from the target substance. Among adults with alcohol…

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SmartState: A Protocol-Driven Human Interface

SmartState: A Protocol-Driven Human Interface

Since the inception of research studies on human participants, researchers often need to interact with participants on a set schedule to collect data parameters. Before the rise of automated methods, user-provided data collection consisted of surveys administered via telephone or email. These methods were time-consuming for the survey administrators, which…

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Distributed Pharmaceutical Supply Management Using Hyperledger Fabric

Distributed Pharmaceutical Supply Management Using Hyperledger Fabric

Blockchain technology is a still emerging field that is seeing increased usage beyond its conception in decentralized banking. One field where that poses a unique challenge for blockchain adoption is healthcare, where data security of Protected Health Information (PHI) is of utmost importance. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="2031"] https://www.slalom.com/insights/how-blockchain-will-disrupt-your-industry[/caption] This project,…

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Blockchain Applications for Healthcare Communications

Blockchain Applications for Healthcare Communications

Abstract- As a relatively new technology, Blockchain‚Äôs applications are still being explored in many fields. Its usage for the secure storage of data makes it an ideal candidate to update the modern healthcare communication system. Currently, hospitals in the United States have no good way to securely communicate important patient…

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CARE-KY: Community Asset Registry for the Empowerment of Kentucky

CARE-KY: Community Asset Registry for the Empowerment of Kentucky

Community Asset Registry for the Empowerment of Kentucky (CARE-KY) provides a repository of free or reduced-cost programs that can help to meet residents' needs with things like food, housing, transportation, utilities, family and community support, and personal safety. CARE-KY was developed in collaboration with the Kentucky Consortium for Accountable Health…

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Running Simulations on the Cloud for Reinforcement Learning

For patients visiting a large hospital system for the first time it can be overwhelming to figure out where you need to go, or to even find someone who can point you in the right direction. Employees in the hospital have similar struggles when moving samples from one building to…

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Creation of a Distributed LoRaWAN Network to Cover the UK Campus

Creation of a Distributed LoRaWAN Network to Cover the UK Campus

Abstract - Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) is an emerging technology that uses low-cost, low-energy intermediate gateways between a central network and end devices. Starting in 2009, LoRaWAN has gained popularity and has been deployed in many environments including agriculture, healthcare, and cities. With the tremendous amount of data…

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Regional Networking

All public universities in the state of Kentucky are connected to the Kentucky Regional Optical Network (KyRON). This research network provides connectivity between institutions, shared regional data centers, and Internet2 services. Peer institutions are connected to KyRON at a minimum of 10Gb and as high as 100Gb connections. KyRON connectivity…

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