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Elina Kuosmanen, Valerii Kan, Aku Visuri, Julio Vega, Yuuki Nishiyama, Anind K. Dey, Simon Harper, and Denzil Ferreira. 2018. Mobile-based Monitoring of Parkinson’s Disease. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2018), Slim Abdennadher and Florian Alt (Eds.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 441-448. DOI:

Mobile-based monitoring of Parkinson's disease

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Author: Kuosmanen, Elina1; Kan, Valerii1; Visuri, Aku1;
Organizations: 1Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
3Information School, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-01-09


Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, impacting an estimated seven to ten million people worldwide. It is commonly accepted that improving medication adherence alleviates symptoms and maintains motor capabilities. Not following the medication regimen (e.g., skipping or over-medicating) may worsen side-effects, which mislead clinicians and patients. We developed and evaluated a mobile application, STOP, for screening the PD symptoms and medication intake. It contains a game for tracking the PD symptoms, and a medication journal for recording medical intake and adherence. We conducted a 1-month long real-world deployment with 13 PD patients from two countries. We found that the application medication adherence tracking provides non-bias information, and users are receptive to share such data with their care and medical personnel.

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ISBN: 978-1-4503-6594-9
Pages: 441 - 448
DOI: 10.1145/3282894.3289737
Host publication: MUM 2018 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Cairo, Egypt Nov 25-28, 2018
Host publication editor: Abdennadhen, Slim
Alt, Florian
Conference: International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This work is partially funded by the Academy of Finland (Grants 313224-STOP, 316253-SENSATE).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 313224
Detailed Information: 313224 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
316253 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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