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Title: Improving healthcare intervention outcomes via ubiquitous computing
Author: Hartin, Phillip J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5989 0503
Awarding Body: Ulster University
Current Institution: Ulster University
Date of Award: 2016
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The potential impact of smart phones in the improvement of personal health outcomes is staggering. Found everywhere, in the pockets of billions around the world, truly ubiquitous, a mobile portal to all of mankind's information ... yet the current health model has not adapted adequately to facilitate their arrival, and perhaps rightly so. There are an unprecedented number of health apps available to the public, for which the benefit of adopting, and their true efficacy, is yet to be established. This work focuses on addressing this issue, exploring the perceived barriers and keys to adoption, proposing a number of solutions which utilise and extend the knowledge in the areas of context-aware computing and behaviour change, and evaluates their efficacy in two longitudinal, smartphone facilitated, health interventions, both in the areas of dementia treatment and prevention.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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