User Evaluation of Mobile Phone as a Platform for Healthcare Applications

Javier Sierra, Miguel Angel Santiago, Iiro Jantunen, Eija Kaasinen, Harald Kaaja, Matthias Muellenborn, Nicolas Tille, Juha Virtanen

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    In this chapter we present a mobile phone platform that supports healthcare applications. The mobile platform facilitates wireless reading of small sensors embedded in everyday objects and turns the mobile phone into a gateway to medical centres. Parallel to the technical development of the architecture and the sensor technologies we have studied possible usages in healthcare applications. We have studied three different concepts that utilize small sensors: Smart Pillbox, Sleep Quality Logger and Assistive Listening Device. These application possibilities have been illustrated as scenarios and proof of concepts to study user acceptance. User evaluations included scenario surveys and laboratory tests with real users. We present in this chapter the applications and evaluations results as well as discuss the results and present a characterization of end user requirements, conclusions, and recommendations for future work.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMobile Web 2.0
    Subtitle of host publicationDeveloping and Delivering Services to Mobile Devices
    EditorsSyed A . Ahson, Mohammad Ilyas
    Place of PublicationNew York
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4398-0083-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


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