A context-aware usability model for mobile health applications

Ekjyot Kaur, Pari Delir Haghighi

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Mobile healthcare is a fast growing area of research that capitalizes on mobile technologies and wearables to provide realtime and continuous monitoring and analysis of vital signs of users. Yet, most of the current applications are developed for general population without taking into consideration the context and needs of different user groups. Designing and developing mobile health applications and diaries according to the user context can significantly improve the quality of user interaction and encourage the application use. In this paper, we propose a user context model and a set of usability attributes for developing mobile applications in healthcare. The proposed model and the selected attributes are integrated into a mobile application development framework to provide user-centered and context-aware guidelines. To validate our framework, a mobile diary was implemented for patients undergoing Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) and tested with real users.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia (MoMM2016)
Subtitle of host publicationNovember 28 - 30, 2016, Singapore, Singapore
EditorsBessam Abdulrazak, Eric Pardede, Matthias Steinbauer, Ismail Khalil, Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis
Place of PublicationNew York, New York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781450348065
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 28 Nov 201630 Nov 2016
Conference number: 14th
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3007120 (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia 2016
Abbreviated titleMoMM 2016
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  • Context model
  • Usability
  • Mobile applications
  • Healthcare
  • Peritoneal dialysis

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