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Mobile technologies for self-management of chronic diseases

Organised by
Escuela Politécnica Superior
Gunnar Hartvigsen
Home institution
University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)
Sala de Grados A (A-120), Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Paradoxically, the technological revolution that has contributed to an increase in certain health problems by facilitating drastic changes in lifestyle also, holds great potential for individuals to take better care of their own health. However, many ICT tools for lifestyle changes and disease prevention can be complex and demanding. Therefore, it is vital to integrate future tools in people’s everyday lives and that they are as simple and mobile as possible. In our research group, we have for the last 20 years been studying how mobile tools can be designed for self-management and to support lifestyle changes among people with diabetes and other NCDs (Non-communicable disease). The lecture starts with a discussion of the treatment challenges that people with NCSs have to meet and the available technology to support this group of people. In the second part, we will look into I’ll previous results, current activities, and future plans and perspectives regarding mobile self-help tools, and how to increase the involvement of the patients.

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