SPA: a smart phone assisted chronic illness self-management system with participatory sensing
2008 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
The medical system has not been able to effectively adaptto the dramatic transformation in public health challenges,from acute to chronic and lifestyle-related illnesses. Althoughacute illnesses can be treated successfully in an officeor hospital, chronic illnesses comprise the bulk of healthcare needs and require a very different approach. Patient involvementis critical for sustainable and successful chronicdisease management. Regular feed-back of relevant healthdata to the individual patient facilitates patient involvement.Yet, there is a lack of effective and easily deployed tools forself-monitoring and self-care, and people often do these taskspoorly, especially people at socioeconomic risk for chronicillness, such as urban minorities. Based on the most currentcognitive and behavioral change research, we proposethat the prevention or treatment of chronic illnesses will begreatly aided by an innovative system that can monitor aperson’s body, behavior, and environment during his or herdaily life, and then alert the person to take corrective actionwhen health risks are identified. In this paper, we proposea smart phone assisted chronic illness self-management system,named SPA. Our system can provide continuous monitoringon the health condition of the system user and givevaluable in-situ context-aware suggestions/feedbacks to improvethe public health.
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Medical and Health Sciences
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