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Huttunen, Hanna-Leena; Halonen, Raija; and Koskimäki, Heli, "Wishes For Wearables From Patients With Migraine" (2017). MCIS 2017 Proceedings. 18.

Wishes for wearables from patients with migraine

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Author: Huttunen, Hanna-Leena1; Halonen, Raija1; Koskimäki, Heli1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Association for Information Systems, 2017
Publish Date: 2019-02-15


Migraine is a long-term failure mode, including a risk of disease-related deficits, that leads to social exclusion. The study was conducted among members of the Finnish Migraine Association and was aimed at identifying migraine patients with pre-symptoms and whether they would be willing to use wearable sensors to detect pre-symptoms. The survey received responses from 565 persons, 90% of whom were willing to use wearable sensors to measure pre-symptoms and support treatment. Moreover, the study revealed that 87.8% of migraine patients identified migraine’s early symptoms, the most common of which are tiredness, slow thinking, difficulty finding words and visual disturbances. Most of the respondents wanted the device placed on their wrist as a watch, wristband or skin patch.

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ISBN Print: 979-12-200-2287-3
Article number: 18
Host publication: Proceedings of the 11th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems MCIS 2017. September 4-5, 2017, Genoa, Italy
Host publication editor: Harfouche, Antoine
Conference: Mediterranean conference on information systems
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: We thank the members of the Finnish Migraine Association for their valuable input, as well as Tekes and Infotech Oulu for research funding. Neurology specialist Markku Nissilä is acknowledged for his expert responses.
Copyright information: © Authors.