Mobile Phone-Based Self-Management Tools for Type 2 Diabetes: The Few Touch ApplicationBy Aarsand, Eirik; Tatara, Naore; Oestengen, Geir; Hartvigsen, Gunnar; Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, Volume 4, Number 2, pages 328-336
Publication Date: March 2010
Study developed a mobile system for monitoring blood glucose, nutrition habits, and physical activity of patients with diabetes. The study used focus groups, interviews, feasibility testing, questionnaires, paper prototyping, and prototyping of both software and hardware components. The design process was iterative, addressing the various elements several times at an increasing level of detail. The final test of the application was done qualitatively in everyday settings in a cohort of 4 men and 8 women with type 2 diabetes, aged 44 to 70 years. A mobile phone-based system called the Few Touch application was developed. The system includes an off the shelf blood glucose meter, a tailor made step counter, and software for recording food habits and providing feedback on how users perform in relation to their own personal goals. The application works on most cell phones with Windows Mobile operating systems. User feedback from the 6 month user intervention demonstrated good usability of the tested system, and several of the participants adjusted their medications, food habits, and/or physical activity. Of the different functionalities, the cohort considered the blood glucose sensor system the best.
Published by: Diabetes Technology Society (Website:http://diabetestechnology.org/)
Diabetes Technology Society (Web Site: http://diabetestechnology.org/ )
Link to text: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2864168/