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 Servicesdoi:10.1007/978-3-642-39262-7_5