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      Future Mobile Health Systems: Designing Personal Mobile Applications to Assist Self Diagnosis

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      People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction (HCI)

      Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction

      1 - 5 September 2008

      Mobile application design, Mobile healthcare

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          Abstract

          In Europe we live in an increasingly ageing society and solutions that help that ageing society to self care in context are a major goal for the EU and UK governments. Given this climate coupled with the fact that more than 80% of people aged 35-54 own a mobile phone (National Statistics, 2003) we believe that developing an easy to use application for self diagnosis may be of great use to this age group as they grow older. In our paper we present how we designed one such mobile application, targeted to 40-55 years olds with declining eyesight. Our system enables users to undertake self diagnosis via their mobile phone. This article reports our findings on the challenges of interface design for this particular age group.

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          Conference
          September 2008
          September 2008
          : 39-42
          Affiliations
          Glasgow Caledonian University

          70 Cowcaddens Rd

          Glasgow G4 0BA

          +44 141 3313095
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/HCI2008.29
          © Dina Ahmad et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction

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          People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction
          HCI
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          Conference Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
          1 - 5 September 2008
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction
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          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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