User Requirements for the Development of Smartphone Self-reporting Applications in Healthcare
Two case studies of the development of Smartphone self-reporting mHealth applications are described: a wellness diary for asthma management combined with Bluetooth pulse oximeter and manual peak flow measurements; and a questionnaire for ecological assessment of distress during fertility treatment. Results are presented of user experiences with the self-reporting application and the capture of physiological measurements in the case of the asthma diary project and the findings from a phone audit at an early stage of design in the case of the in vitro fertilisation (IVF) study. Issues raised by ethics committees are also discussed. It is concluded that the optimal adoption of Smartphone self-reporting applications will require a good appreciation of user and ethics panel requirements at an early stage in their development, so that the correct design choices can be made.
KeywordsmHealth Self-monitoring Adherence User experience Consumer and User Ecological interfaces Evaluation methods and techniques Human Centered Design and User Centered Design Human Factors Engineering Approach Meaningfulness and Satisfaction New Technology and its Usefulness
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