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David Kutzik

David Kutzik, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture &
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Office: Stratton 311
Phone: 215.895.2309
Fax: 215.895.1333


  • PhD, Sociology, Temple University, 1990

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

  • Social Gerontology and Health Care Delivery
  • Assistive Technologies for Frail and At-Risk Populations
  • Intelligence and Human and Machine Agency
  • Political Economy and Social Justice
  • Philosophical Problems of Socio-cultural Theories

Research Impact:

Kutzik’s applied work is focused on the development and integration of smart technologies into care delivery models designed to maximize independence and functional health of elderly and chronically ill populations. He has played a leading role in the design, development, as well as extensive field testing of sensor-based behavioral monitoring technologies in the United States and Europe. This research has resulted in a series of patent-protected technologies which have been brought to the market as well as innovative methodologies for assessing functioning and impacts of technologies on both patients and care provision service and business models. Kutzik’s current theoretical work is focused on intelligent agency, semiotics and information theory as it applies to both artificial intelligence and cultural historical activity theory (CHAT).

Selected Publications:

  • Kutzik, David M. “Konings’ Emotional Economy of Capitalism” in Contemporary Sociology, Volume: 46 issue: 3, pp. 325-326, 2017.
  • Kutzik, David M. “Behavioral Monitoring to Enhance Safety and Wellness” in Gerotechnology: Research, Practice and Principles in the Field of Technology and Aging. Sunkyo Kwon (Ed.) Springer Publishing Company, pp. 291-310, 2016.
  • Kutzik, David M. and David Burdick, “Technological Tools for Long Term Care” in Long-Term Care Administration & Management: Effective Practices and Quality Programs in Elder Care, Darlene Yee-Melichar, Cristina M. Flores, and Edwin P. Cabigao, (Eds.) Springer Pubishing Company, 2014.
  • Lessons for the Success of Telehomecare, Anthony P. Glascock and David M. Kutzik, (Eds.), Assistive Technology Research Series,Volume 30, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2012.
  • Kutzik, David M, “The Business of Telehomecare: Sensors, Servers and Protocols in Zones 1 and 2”, in Lessons for the Success of Telehomecare, Anthony P. Glascock and David M. Kutzik, (Eds.), Assistive Technology Research Series, Volume 30, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2012.
  • Glascock, Anthony P. and David M. Kutzik, “Lessons out of Chaos: Lessons Learned from the Noise of Non-Traditional Environments”, edited by Joanna Lumsden, in Human-Computer Interaction and Innovation in Handheld, Mobile and Wearable Technologies, Hershey PA, IGI Publishing, 2011.
  • Glascock, Anthony P. and David M. Kutzik, “The Capital Use of Social Capital or How Social Capital is Used to Keep Capital Concentrated”, in International Journal of Social Inquiry, vol. 3, number 2, pp.101-119, 2010