Towards designing health monitoring interfaces for low socioeconomic status families

Danish U. Khan, Katie A. Siek, Swamy Ananthanarayan

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We conducted a study with eight low socioeconomic status caregivers, the "gatekeepers" to family and community health, to explore their technology perceptions and visualizations that can assist them in managing their families' health. We studied how to visualize the everyday health habits of a population that is at risk for chronic illness. Through semi-structured interviews and prototype design activities, we found that the caregivers wanted to use mobile technology to monitor a subset of their family members for at least one health metric. We inform future work with an analysis of the target population's needs in relation to longitudinal health visualizations with multiple family member data streams.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2012
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781936968435
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2012 - San Diego, United States of America
Duration: 21 May 201224 May 2012
Conference number: 6th (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2012
Abbreviated titlePervasiveHealth 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Diego
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