Personalized behavior change support for disease prevention

Kirsikka Kaipainen, Anita Honka, Niilo Saranummi

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    Abstract

    Healthy lifestyle is essential in prevention of chronic diseases. However, people need motivation and support to achieve and to maintain behavior changes. Moreover, effective behavior change support should be personalized to individual's unique characteristics, needs and context. This paper presents a blueprint of an ICT system, which is able to provide holistic, dynamic support for healthy behaviors, engaging also various co-producers in the health journey of a person. Three main concepts in the system are Virtual Individual, which maintains the user's personal profile, PGS-Mall, which collects various health and well-being services into one place, and HealthGuides, which support healthy choices in everyday life and coordinate the interactions between the user, the system, and other co-producers of health.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS Boston, Massachusetts USA, August 30 - September 3, 2011
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages880-883
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4577-1589-1, 978-1-4244-4122-8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4121-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: EMBC 2011 - Boston, United States
    Duration: 30 Aug 20113 Sep 2011

    Publication series

    SeriesAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
    Volume33
    ISSN1557-170X

    Conference

    Conference33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityBoston
    Period30/08/113/09/11

    Keywords

    • Chronic Disease/prevention & control
    • Health Promotion/methods
    • Humans
    • Internet
    • Patient Education as Topic/methods
    • Precision Medicine/methods
    • Risk Reduction Behavior
    • Software
    • Therapy, Computer-Assisted/methods
    • User-Computer Interface

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