Who needs a doctor anymore? : risks and promise of mobile health Apps

Huuskonen, Pertti and Häkkilä, Jonna and Cheverst, Keith William John (2015) Who needs a doctor anymore? : risks and promise of mobile health Apps. In: 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services :. ACM, New York, pp. 870-872. ISBN 9781450336536

[thumbnail of p870-huuskonen]
PDF (p870-huuskonen)
p870_huuskonen.pdf - Published Version
Available under License None.

Download (514kB)


Personal health monitoring is a hot topic. With bracelets and other wearables, we keep track of our heart rate, exercising, sleep, and more. We are becoming our own doctors and coaches. Improving citizens' health brings the society significant savings, besides healthier citizens. Health data also has important value beyond healthcare, e.g. in insurance and advertising. However, risks on privacy, data management, information interpretation and incorrect health diagnosis and treatments exist. This panel discusses the promise and risks related to mobile health apps, highlighting both research and industrial aspects related to the current trends.

Item Type:
Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Additional Information:
© Owner/Authors, 2015. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in MobileHCI '15 Adjunct, August 24-27, 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2786567.2806675
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
28 Jan 2016 09:42
Last Modified:
09 Jan 2024 00:37