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User-Oriented Interface for Monitoring Affective Diseases in Patients with Bipolar Disorder Using Mobile Devices

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Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 320)

Abstract

Nowadays the design of interfaces on mobile devices in the field of mental health is being studied to be applied in the functional criteria related to usability and user experience (UX). This article presents a methodological and conceptual development of an innovative telematics application oriented to control and management relapse prevention in bipolar disorder patients created by the Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology Unit of La Fe Hospital and the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Application called e-therapy aims to control affective diseases in bipolar disorder through the use of computer-assisted tests related to depression and mania among others. Its development and design took into account aspects of functionality and visual usability aimed at people with affective diseases related to mental health. Therapists, psychologists and doctors can monitor and verify patient’s mood in real time as well as detect changes in their vital and affective trajectory that allows early intervention and relapse prevention.

Keywords

Mental health Bipolar disorder mHealth Relapse prevention Affective diseases User experience 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universitat Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe. SpainValenciaSpain
  3. 3.University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe. University of Valencia. SpainValenciaSpain

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