Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Mobile HCI 2008 pages:177-186
Mobile HCI 2008 edition:10 location:Amsterdam, the Netherlands date:2-5 September 2008
The applicability of pervasive and mobile computing in the
health care sector is beyond dispute. This paper explores
the use of the mobile phone as a tool for personalized health care assistance for individuals diagnosed with diabetes. By monitoring user location and activity on the mobile phone, recognizing past behavior and augmenting the logging of blood glucose levels with context data, our prototype application assists with taking well-informed decisions on daily drug dosage to achieve and maintain stable blood glucose levels. Evaluation of the prototype application indicate that a brief training of the application suffices to capture patterns in the user's relevant context that simplify glucose level trends analysis. We describe some of the details of the user study and the prototype application, and conclude with plans to investigate context-driven activity prediction to further improve the decision support for the user.