Mobile Applications That Empower People to Monitor Their Personal Health

K. H. Connelly
A. M. Faber
Y. Rogers
K. A. Siek
Tammy R. Toscos, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Abstract

Researchers have an opportunity to develop assistive applications that empower people to change unhealthy habits through monitoring their behavior. Mobile applications can enhance self-monitoring by providing real-time feedback and employing persuasive technology. The projects presented demonstrate the potential of persuasive, assistive applications for both chronically ill and healthy individuals.