Who Needs a Doctor Anymore? Risks and Promise of Mobile Health Apps

Pertti Huuskonen, Jonna Riitta Häkkilä, Keith Cheverst

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Abstract

Personal health monitoring is a hot topic. With bracelets and other wearables, we keep track of our heart rate, exercising, sleep, and more. We are becoming our own doctors and coaches. Improving citizens' health brings the society significant savings, besides healthier citizens. Health data also has important value beyond healthcare, e.g. in insurance and advertising. However, risks on privacy, data management, information interpretation and incorrect health diagnosis and treatments exist. This panel discusses the promise and risks related to mobile health apps, highlighting both research and industrial aspects related to the current trends.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI '15
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct
PublisherACM
Pages870-872
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-3653-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 24 Aug 201527 Aug 2015

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period24.08.201527.08.2015

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design

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