4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Assessing asthma management practices through in-home technology probes

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8839,
        author={Tae-Jung Yun and Hee Young Jeong and Hee Rin Lee and Rosa I. Arriaga and Gregory D. Abowd},
        title={Assessing asthma management practices through in-home technology probes},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2010},
        month={6},
        keywords={asthma; chronic disease; qualitative studies; technology probes; home},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8839}
    }
    
  • Tae-Jung Yun
    Hee Young Jeong
    Hee Rin Lee
    Rosa I. Arriaga
    Gregory D. Abowd
    Year: 2010
    Assessing asthma management practices through in-home technology probes
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8839
Tae-Jung Yun1,2,*, Hee Young Jeong2,*, Hee Rin Lee2,*, Rosa I. Arriaga2,*, Gregory D. Abowd2,*
  • 1: Samsung Electronics, Suwon, South Korea
  • 2: GVU Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
*Contact email: tjyun@gatech.edu, hyj@gatech.edu, hlee@gatech.edu, arriaga@cc.gatech.edu, abowd@gatech.edu

Abstract

Asthma is a complex disorder and a leading chronic disease among children in USA. Families and pediatric patients with asthma need to manage different triggers and symptoms. We investigate existing asthma management practices and deploy technology probes to understand how they use technologies to manage asthma. The findings suggest that severity of asthma impacts the way that technologies are utilized. Thus, pervasive computing application can assist families and pediatric patients by bridging gaps between user's needs and their practices based on the severity of asthma and other contextual factors.