University of Oulu

Halonen, Raija; Sävenstedt, Stefan; Hartvigsen, Gunnar; Abächerli, Roger; Jääskeläinen, Erika; Synnes, Kåre (2018) Wanted! : virtual coach for people with thorny diseases. In: Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 2947-2956. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50262

Wanted! : virtual coach for people with thorny diseases

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Author: Halonen, Raija1; Sävenstedt, Stefan2; Hartvigsen, Gunnar3;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu
2Luleå University of Technology
3University of Tromsø
4Lucerne University of Appliend Sciences and Arts Switzerland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.3 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2018051124016
Language: English
Published: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 2018
Publish Date: 2018-05-11
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Abstract

The main objective of this study was to propose a concept for a virtual coach to be used by people who suffer from costly and challenging diseases such as dementia, depression, diabetes and cardiac related issues, and by their caretakers presenting healthcare service providers or family members of the people suffering from the named diseases. Those listed diseases form almost an unbearable burden for individual persons, their next-of-kin, and those providing health services. The construction of the concept was based on earlier knowledge, and guidelines proposed for design science research were applied. The proposed concept is to sketch a virtual coach that utilizes sensor-based data and written diaries, and that helps patients and their caretakers to get accurate and individual information to support everyday life and healthcare.

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ISBN: 978-0-9981331-1-9
Pages: 2947 - 2956
DOI: 10.24251/HICSS.2018.374
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.24251/HICSS.2018.374
Host publication: Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Conference: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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Copyright information: © 2018 The Authors. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
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