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Con cap: Designing to empower individual reflection on chronic conditions using mobile apps

T Owen, J Pearson, H Thimbleby, G Buchanan

ACM Press | Published : 2015

Abstract

© 2015 ACM. The world is faced with a growing number of people who live with chronic medical conditions. There have been numerous digital interventions into personal management of these diseases in recent years, yet gaps remain in the HCI literature. In particular, we lack a systematic understanding of user requirements in tools that support independent management while away from external influences. This paper presents a first investigation into low-intervention support for self-management. A mobile application enabled individuals to capture contextual information related to their health in the form of photographs. Through a month-long user study, we identify four management trends amongst ..

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