Personal health promotion through personalized health technologies: Nuadu experience

Ilkka Korhonen, Elina M. Mattila, A. Ahtinen, J. Salminen, L. Hopsu, R. Lappalainen, T. Leino

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Abstract

Poor lifestyles - overweight, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, sleep deprivation, and stress - are significant risk factors to chronic illnesses, which cause majority of the health care costs. Hence, behavioral change towards healthy lifestyles is one of the keys to health care cost containment. Personal health systems (PHS) offer tools to support behavioral change. As health risks, personal needs and preferences vary from an individual to another, personalization of the PHS is needed. In Nuadu project we have developed a PHS integrating several different personal health technologies. This system was studied in a large (N=354) randomized controlled trial where employees with several health risks participated in a health promotion program. The study will finish in June 2009. User feedback and technology usage logs reveal that especially simple mobile technologies were actively used during the program. However, usage models varied between individuals and time, and there was a significant number of both active users and non-users. The results emphasize that "one size" does not fit all, and instead of individual "killer applications", PHS with different personalizable and interoperable options should be developed. In addition, screening and profiling methods should be developed to identify those users who would best accept and benefit from technology-supported health promotion. Successful technologies combine high usability and conceptual simplicity to clear and perceivable added value for the end users. (13 refs.)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publication31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2009
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages316-319
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-3296-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEMBS 2009 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 3 Sep 20096 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEMBS 2009
Abbreviated titleIEMBS 2009
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period3/09/096/09/09

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Biomedical Technology
Health Promotion
Health
Technology
Health Care Costs
Sleep Deprivation
Cost Control
Life Style
Chronic Disease
Randomized Controlled Trials
Diet

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Korhonen, I., Mattila, E. M., Ahtinen, A., Salminen, J., Hopsu, L., Lappalainen, R., & Leino, T. (2009). Personal health promotion through personalized health technologies: Nuadu experience. In Proceedings: 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2009 (pp. 316-319). Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5333550
Korhonen, Ilkka ; Mattila, Elina M. ; Ahtinen, A. ; Salminen, J. ; Hopsu, L. ; Lappalainen, R. ; Leino, T. / Personal health promotion through personalized health technologies : Nuadu experience. Proceedings: 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2009. Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2009. pp. 316-319
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Korhonen, I, Mattila, EM, Ahtinen, A, Salminen, J, Hopsu, L, Lappalainen, R & Leino, T 2009, Personal health promotion through personalized health technologies: Nuadu experience. in Proceedings: 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2009. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , Piscataway, NJ, USA, pp. 316-319, Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEMBS 2009, Minneapolis, MN, United States, 3/09/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5333550

Personal health promotion through personalized health technologies : Nuadu experience. / Korhonen, Ilkka; Mattila, Elina M.; Ahtinen, A.; Salminen, J.; Hopsu, L.; Lappalainen, R.; Leino, T.

Proceedings: 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2009. Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2009. p. 316-319.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Korhonen I, Mattila EM, Ahtinen A, Salminen J, Hopsu L, Lappalainen R et al. Personal health promotion through personalized health technologies: Nuadu experience. In Proceedings: 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2009. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . 2009. p. 316-319 https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5333550