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The Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (TecHealth) is a South Carolina SmartState Center focused on research to develop and evaluate health promotion programs which encourage healthy lifestyles and reduce risk of disease by incorporating technology. 

New and emerging technologies hold great promise for creating novel intervention approaches, as well as enhancing existing interventions with the addition of technological elements. Technology affords the ability to expand geographic reach of evidence-based interventions and to access underserved populations with programs which promote healthier lifestyles. The TecHealth research portfolio includes projects that address these domains, as well as efforts to explore how technology can be used to improve the assessment of lifestyle behaviors. TecHealth is also focused on training of the next generation of scholars who seek to promote healthy lifestyles through the use of technology.


Chelsea Larsen

Chelsea Larsen Recipient of 2017-2018 SPARC Award

Exercise Science doctoral candidate and TecHealth research assistant Chelsea Larsen is a recipient of a 2017-18 Support to Promote Advancement of Research and Creativity (SPARC) grant for her proposal, “Reducing Sedentary Behavior to Improve Blood Pressure.”  Sponsored by the USC Office of the Vice President for Research, SPARC is a competitive, merit-based award given to outstanding graduate students for research support.  

Jim Stritzinger

Jim Stritzinger Named Director of Center for Applied Innovation and Advanced Analytics

 Jim Strizinger, TecHealth Entrepreneur in Residence, has transitioned to lead the USC Center for Applied Innovation and Advanced Analytics.  The Center is a public-private partnership that works with regional government, academia, and business for developing in-demand skills, accelerating research innovations into markets, and driving regional economic development. It will develop technical expertise in analytics, cognitive computing (IBM Watson) and Internet of Things (IoT) in vertical markets that include predictive maintenance and supply chain, higher education, finance, insurance and health care.  

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Harnessing the Cognitive Power of IBM Watson to Enhance Academic Research

Harnessing the Cognitive Power of IBM Watson to Enhance Academic Research, the April Tech Tuesday Talk presentation is now online. For additional information about the presentation or questions about IBM Watson, please contact TecHealth Entrepreneur in Residence, Jim Stritzinger.