5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

The MONARCA Self-assessment System: Persuasive Personal Monitoring for Bipolar Patients

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246050,
        author={Mads Frost and Gabriela Marcu and Rene Hansen and Karoly Sza\^{a}nt\^{o} and Jakob Bardram},
        title={The MONARCA Self-assessment System: Persuasive Personal Monitoring for Bipolar Patients},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={bipolar disorder mental illness management personal monitoring systems Android web portal self-assessment},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246050}
    }
    
  • Mads Frost
    Gabriela Marcu
    Rene Hansen
    Karoly Szaántó
    Jakob Bardram
    Year: 2012
    The MONARCA Self-assessment System: Persuasive Personal Monitoring for Bipolar Patients
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246050
Mads Frost1,*, Gabriela Marcu2, Rene Hansen1, Karoly Szaántó1, Jakob Bardram1
  • 1: IT University of Copenhagen
  • 2: Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
*Contact email: madsf@itu.dk

Abstract

An increasing number of persuasive personal healthcare monitoring systems are being researched, designed and tested, many of them being based on Smartphone technology. These systems could help patients and clinicians monitor and manage mental illness. Mental illness is complex, difficult to treat, and carries social stigma. We describe our setup to support the treatment of bipolar patients using a persuasive mobile phone monitoring system and a web portal.