Nuadu Concept for Personal Management of Lifestyle Related Health Risks

Elina Mattila, Ilkka Korhonen, Raimo Lappalainen, Aino Ahtinen, Leila Hopsu, Timo Leino

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Abstract

Majority of the health risks and diseases in the modern world are related to lifestyles, e.g., overweight, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, sleep deprivation, and stress. Behavioral change towards healthy lifestyles is the key to the prevention and management of these risks, but early and efficient interventions are scarcely available. We present the Nuadu Concept, an ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) assisted wellness toolbox for the management of multiple, behavior-originated health risks. The concept is based on psychological models, which provide methods and motivation for behavior change. The individual is considered as the best expert of his/her own wellness. Thus, the Nuadu Concept provides a variety of personal wellness technologies and services, among which the user may freely choose the best tools for him/herself. We believe this approach has the potential to provide efficient, acceptable, available, and affordable wellness management support for a significant number of people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages5846-5850
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1814-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Personalized Healthcare through Technology - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 20 Aug 200825 Aug 2008

Publication series

SeriesAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
ISSN1557-170X

Conference

Conference30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period20/08/0825/08/08

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    Mattila, E., Korhonen, I., Lappalainen, R., Ahtinen, A., Hopsu, L., & Leino, T. (2008). Nuadu Concept for Personal Management of Lifestyle Related Health Risks. In 2008 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (pp. 5846-5850). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2008.4650544