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Investigating Motivational and Usability Issues of mHealth Wellness Apps for Improved User Experience

  • Kalimullah KhanEmail author
  • Sushmitha Donthula
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 797)

Abstract

In recent years, the evolution of information and communication technology has led to considerable changes in the fields of health care, nutrition, and physical fitness. Due to recently created technologies and improvements made in smartphones, tablets and applications have led to a branch in eHealth called mHealth. The purpose of mHealth applications is to make the lives of people easier by controlling and monitoring several aspects of their day-to-day activities and by providing services in the respective fields irrespective of place. For managing one’s own fitness and health, usability issues and motivational aspects related to the interaction design of an mHealth application plays a pivotal role, if not addressed properly. The aim is to explore how these issues can be measured and evaluated for mHealth wellness applications to ensure a healthy lifestyle. In addition, the results of this research are expected to support developers in understanding the needs and expectations of the users while using these applications.

Keywords

mHealth Usability Activio Wellness Motivation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ComputingBlekinge Institute of TechnologyKarlskronaSweden

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