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
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period30/08/113/09/11

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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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Kaipainen, K., Honka, A., & Saranummi, N. (2011). Personalized behavior change support for disease prevention. In 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS Boston, Massachusetts USA, August 30 - September 3, 2011 (pp. 880-883). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Vol.. 33 https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090196