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Stephen Intille

Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science and Health Sciences



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Looking ahead: Fitness tech in 2015

Fit­ness trackers accounted for more than half of the 35 mil­lion wear­able devices in use at the end of 2014. Here, asso­ciate pro­fessor Stephen Intille, a per­sonal health infor­matics expert at North­eastern, explains what we can expect from fit­ness tech in 2015.


Your iPhone gets emotional

Vir­tual humans, rela­tional robots, brain imaging devices, and mobile eye-​​tracking tech­nolo­gies were among the inno­v­a­tive research projects high­lighted at a day­long con­fer­ence at North­eastern that explored the inter­sec­tion of emo­tion sci­ence and technology.

New Vistas in Emotion and Technology

Students raise a Google Glass to good health

More than 20 stu­dents in an inno­v­a­tive trans­dis­ci­pli­nary course devel­oped per­sonal health appli­ca­tions for Google Glass, the wear­able com­puter with an optical head-​​mounted display.

Google Glass

Popping in’ on the latest research

From brain com­puter inter­faces to gyro­scopes, the next gen­er­a­tion of health­care tech­nolo­gies have some­thing for everyone — and they’re being devel­oped in North­eastern labs.

Pop-Up Open Lab

Technology to improve health care

Northeastern’s new doc­toral pro­gram in per­sonal health infor­matics — the first of its kind in the nation — will pre­pare stu­dents for researching and devel­oping new tech­nolo­gies that can have a global impact on healthcare.

Personal Health Informatics

Tracking America’s physical activity, via smartphone

North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor Stephen Intille is devel­oping a mobile phone app to help public health researchers col­lect higher-​​quality data on phys­ical activity.


2020 Vision: On the health effects of technology

Health-​​interfaces expert Stephen Intille, pro­fessor of com­puter and infor­ma­tion sci­ence, says tech­nology will empower people to make pos­i­tive lifestyle changes.

Photo: Mary Knox Merrill

Selected Publications

For a complete list of faculty citations, please visit iRis, Northeastern’s digital archive.


Adding GPS-control to traditional thermostats: An exploration of potential energy savings and design challenges

(with M. Gupta, and K. Larson) Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Pervasive Computing, pp. 95-114, 2009.


Health and the mobile phone

(with K. Patrick, W. G. Griswold, and F. Raab) American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 35, pp. 177-181, 2008.


Portable wireless sensors for object usage sensing in the home: Challenges and practicalities

(with E. Munguia Tapia, and K. Larson) Proceedings of the European Ambient Intelligence Conference. vol. LNCS 4794 Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag 2007, pp. 19-37.

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