3d International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

P4Well concept to empower self-management of psychophysiological wellbeing and load recovery

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6037 ,
        author={Antti P. Happonen and Elina Mattila and Marja-Liisa Kinnunen and Veikko  Ikonen and Tero  Myllymaki and Kirsikka  Kaipainen and Heikki  Rusko and Raimo  Lappalainen and Ilkka  Korhonen},
        title={P4Well concept to empower self-management of psychophysiological wellbeing and load recovery},
        proceedings={3d International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2009},
        month={8},
        keywords={self-management, stress, sleep, exercise, psychologicalmini-intervention, personalhealth systems},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6037 }
    }
    
  • Antti P. Happonen
    Elina Mattila
    Marja-Liisa Kinnunen
    Veikko Ikonen
    Tero Myllymaki
    Kirsikka Kaipainen
    Heikki Rusko
    Raimo Lappalainen
    Ilkka Korhonen
    Year: 2009
    P4Well concept to empower self-management of psychophysiological wellbeing and load recovery
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6037
Antti P. Happonen1,*, Elina Mattila1, Marja-Liisa Kinnunen2, Veikko Ikonen1, Tero Myllymaki2, Kirsikka Kaipainen1, Heikki Rusko2, Raimo Lappalainen3, Ilkka Korhonen1
  • 1: VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, P.O.Box 1300, FI-33 101 Tampere, Finland.
  • 2: University of Jyvaskyla, Department of Biology of Physical Activity, P.O. Box 35, FI-40014 University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
  • 3: University ofJyvaskyla, Department of Psychology, P.O. Box35, FI-40014 University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
*Contact email: antti.happonen@vtt.fi

Abstract

Chronic health problems related to mental wellbeing are rapidly growing, calling for novel solutions focusing on individual as a psychophysiological being. We describe a novel technology-based concept for empowering citizen towards holistic self-management of her wellbeing: “P4Well” (Pervasive Personal and PsychoPhysiological management of WELLness). The primary focus of the concept is on management of stress and recovery from stress caused by daily life through improved health management strategies. The P4Well concept combines modern psychological methods with personal health technologies. The technologies include a web-portal and web-based tools, mobile phone with mobile client applications, wearable health monitoring devices, and different analysis methods based on physiological models for interpretation and feedback. The concept supports secured private expert consultation and peer-support through social media. Our driving principle is to recognize that an individual is the best master of her own wellness, and we target to empower her for realizing the fact.