The use of smartphone-derived location data to evaluate participation following critical illness: A pilot observational cohort study.
Samuel Gluck, Alice Andrawos, Matthew J Summers, Jarrod Lange, Marianne J Chapman, Mark E Finnis, Adam M Deane
Aust Crit Care | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Disability is common following critical illness, impacting the quality of life of survivors, and is difficult to measure. 'Participation' can be quantified as involvement in life outside of their home requiring movement from their home to other locations. Participation restriction is a key element of disability, and following critical illness, participation may be diminished. It may be possible to quantify this change using pre-existing smartphone data. OBJECTIVES: The feasibility of extracting location data from smartphones of survivors of intensive care unit (ICU) admission and assessing participation, using location-based outcomes, during recovery from critical illness was eva..View full abstract