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Chronic Disease Management via Mobile Apps: The Diabetes Case

  • Sotirios Zaires
  • Georgios Perrakis
  • Eleni Bekri
  • Panagiotis KatrakazasEmail author
  • George Lambrou
  • Dimitris Koutsouris
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 65)

Abstract

Given the great potential of mHealth applications as far as chronic diseases management is concerned, we investigated the level of intervention provided by mobile applications for the case of diabetes. Online stores (Google Play Store, App Store, Windows Phone Store) and mHealth-related databases were used as our investigation field and applications were reviewed upon several criteria. Our results indicate that there is still enough room for improvement in order to approach a holistic managemenent point-of-view from an mHealth perspective.

Keywords

mhealth chronic disease management diabetes mobile applications intervention level 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sotirios Zaires
    • 1
  • Georgios Perrakis
    • 1
  • Eleni Bekri
    • 1
  • Panagiotis Katrakazas
    • 2
    Email author
  • George Lambrou
    • 2
  • Dimitris Koutsouris
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Biomedical Engineering LaboratoryNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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