Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Publication Source

E & I: Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik

Volume

123

Issue

4

Inclusive pages

124-128

DOI

10.1007/s00502-006-0326

Publisher

Springer

Peer Reviewed

yes

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.

Keywords

health informatics; patient-centered; assistive applications; preventative applications; mobile computing

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Science and Technology Studies

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