Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. Selected Papers from MindCare 2016, Fabulous 2016, and IIoT 2015

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ONParkinson – Innovative mHealth to Support the Triad: Patient, Carer and Health Professional

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-74935-8_2,
        author={Rui Madeira and Carla Pereira and Sergiu Clipei and Patr\^{\i}cia Macedo},
        title={ONParkinson -- Innovative mHealth to Support the Triad: Patient, Carer and Health Professional},
        proceedings={Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. Selected Papers from MindCare 2016, Fabulous 2016, and IIoT 2015},
        proceedings_a={MINDCARE \& IIOT \& FABULOUS},
        year={2018},
        month={3},
        keywords={Parkinson’s disease mHealth Mobile computing Usability Self-management},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-74935-8_2}
    }
    
  • Rui Madeira
    Carla Pereira
    Sergiu Clipei
    Patrícia Macedo
    Year: 2018
    ONParkinson – Innovative mHealth to Support the Triad: Patient, Carer and Health Professional
    MINDCARE & IIOT & FABULOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-74935-8_2
Rui Madeira1,*, Carla Pereira1,*, Sergiu Clipei1,*, Patrícia Macedo1,*
  • 1: IPS
*Contact email: rui.madeira@estsetubal.ips.pt, carla.pereira@ess.ips.pt, sergiu.c3@gmail.com, patricia.macedo@estsetubal.ips.pt

Abstract

The ONParkinson mHealth platform aims to empower an integrated assistance to support end-users of the triad “people with Parkinson’s Disease, their carers and health professionals”, promoting the self-management in Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, ONParkinson is expected to optimize the communication between the triad users, helping them find relevant knowledge to support their clinical issues, as well as allowing the monitoring of patients’ daily routine and the recommendation for daily exercises. This mHealth solution was created and materialized after an initial study of the end-users’ needs. This paper presents the usability study of the first version of the ONParkinson prototype. According to the usability tests’ findings, ONParkinson was perceived by the triad users as easy to use, with functionalities well integrated, useful and attractive. Some recommendations were suggested to enhance its usability, users’ satisfaction and continuance intentions.