University of Oulu

S. Hosio, J. Karppinen, N. van Berkel, J. Oppenlaender and J. Goncalves, "Mobile Decision Support and Data Provisioning for Low Back Pain" in Computer, vol. 51, no. 08, pp. 34-43, 2018. doi: 10.1109/MC.2018.3191250

Mobile decision support and data provisioning for low back pain

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Author: Hosio, Simo1; Karppinen, Jaro2; van Berkel, Niels3;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
2The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Oulu University Hospital
3The University of Melbourne, Australia
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 2.1 MB)
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-04-05


The authors present Back Pain Buddy, a mobile application offering decision support and coaching for people with low back pain (LBP). The application takes advantage of smartphones powerful capabilities and provides a crowd-sourced decision support system for discovering treatments and a mobile sensing solution for collecting data about users activities that are crucial in LBP research.

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Series: Computer
ISSN: 0018-9162
ISSN-E: 1558-0814
ISSN-L: 0018-9162
Volume: 51
Issue: 8
Pages: 34 - 43
DOI: 10.1109/MC.2018.3191250
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
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