Wellness Interventions and HCI

Research Article

Designing a Mobile Health Tool for Preterm Infant Wellness

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2012.248717,
        author={Karen Tang and Sen Hirano and Karen Cheng and Gillian Hayes},
        title={Designing a Mobile Health Tool for  Preterm Infant Wellness},
        proceedings={Wellness Interventions and HCI},
        keywords={preterm infants prematurity health informatics infant wellness pediatric informatics mobile wellness tool},
  • Karen Tang
    Sen Hirano
    Karen Cheng
    Gillian Hayes
    Year: 2012
    Designing a Mobile Health Tool for Preterm Infant Wellness
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2012.248717
Karen Tang1,*, Sen Hirano1, Karen Cheng1, Gillian Hayes1
  • 1: University of California, Irvine
*Contact email: kptang@ics.uci.edu


Preterm infants have significantly higher rates of functional limitations and are at risk for delays in cognitive, motor, and other skills. In this paper, we present the results of a qualitative design study to understand the needs of these families and their professional caregivers. These findings informed the design of Estrellita, a mobile wellness tool to support caregivers of preterm infants. We discuss several features of Estrellita that are designed to encourage flexible and consistent data monitoring. We also discuss our strategy for evaluating Estrellita in a long-term deployment study.