Mobile apps for IBD self-management using wearable devices and sensors

Cláudia Pernencar, Teresa Romão

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Abstract

Smart technology, like wearable sensors or biochips, presents a vast capacity for monitoring vital signs, assess patients' behaviour and context, and simultaneously provide feedback with a significant effect in diagnosis, treatment, and control of diseases. Many chronic disease, in particular Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), patients need to monitor their behaviour and register their disease history (e.g. symptoms, medication intake), as well as collect their physiological data, in order to control the disease, find correlations between their behaviour and the disease progress and help doctors to adjust treatment and promote patients behaviour changes. We have been working in the use of m-health applications by chronic disease patients to facilitate self-management of their diseases and increase their autonomy. We are now studying the use of wearable devices and biochips to automatically collect patients' data and empower them in managing their own health conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct, MobileHCI 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1089-1092
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-145034413-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2016
Event18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 6 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period6/09/169/09/16

Keywords

  • Chronic diseases
  • Health self-management
  • M-Health
  • Monitoring
  • Wearable devices

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