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Understanding the Potential of Ubiquitous Computing for Chronic Disease Management

Elizabeth D. Mynatt, Gregory D. Abowd, Lena Mamykina, and Julie A. Kientz

in Health Informatics: A Patient-Centered Approach to Diabetes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014328
eISBN:
9780262289498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014328.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter describes several innovative ubicomp applications that assist in the management of chronic diseases. These applications include ones that promote an emotional connection between patients ... More


Relational Agents for Chronic Disease Self-Management

Timothy Bickmore

in Health Informatics: A Patient-Centered Approach to Diabetes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014328
eISBN:
9780262289498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014328.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter examines the role of conversational computer agents, commonly known as avatars, in health behavior change interventions for diabetes patients. It suggests that conversational computer ... More


Non-cancer patients as an under-served group

Julia Addington-Hall and Katherine Hunt

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0066
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter argues that end-of-life and palliative care for those with non-malignant conditions is an area that requires innovation and future planning. With the demographic shift towards a more ... More


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