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User requirements for the development of smartphone self-reporting applications in healthcare

Craven, Michael P.; Selvarajah, Kirusnapillai; Miles, Robert; Schn�delbach, Holger; Massey, Adam; Vedhara, Kavita; Raine-Fenning, Nick; Crowe, John

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Kirusnapillai Selvarajah

Robert Miles

Holger Schn�delbach

Adam Massey

Kavita Vedhara

Clinical Associate Professor & Reader in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

John Crowe


Two case studies of the development of Smartphone self-reporting mHealth applications are described: a wellness diary for asthma management combined with Bluetooth pulse oximeter and manual peak flow measurements; and a questionnaire for ecological assessment of distress during fertility treat-ment. Results are presented of user experiences with the self-reporting applica-tion and the capture of physiological measurements in the case of the asthma diary project and the findings from a phone audit at an early stage of design in the case of the in vitro fertilisation (IVF) study. Issues raised by ethics commit-tees are also discussed. It is concluded that the optimal adoption of Smartphone self-reporting applications will require a good appreciation of user and ethics panel requirements at an early stage in their development, so that the correct de-sign choices can be made.


Craven, M. P., Selvarajah, K., Miles, R., Schnädelbach, H., Massey, A., Vedhara, K., …Crowe, J. (2013). User requirements for the development of smartphone self-reporting applications in healthcare. In Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services.

Conference Name HCI International 2013: 15th International Conference
End Date Jul 26, 2015
Publication Date Jan 1, 2013
Deposit Date Feb 17, 2016
Publicly Available Date Feb 17, 2016
Electronic ISSN 0302-9743
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8005
Book Title Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services
Keywords mHealth, Self-Monitoring, Adherence, User Experience, Consumer and User, Ecological Interfaces, Evaluation Methods and Techniques, Human Centered Design and User Centered Design, Human Factors Engineering Approach, Meaningfulness and Satisfaction, New Tec
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Additional Information Published as vol. 8005 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (ISSN: 0302-9743). doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39262-7_5. The final publication is available at Springer via

Published in book: Human-computer interaction : applications and Services : HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part II. Berlin: Springer, 2013.


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