Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Diabetes management guidance by a logical unit supported by datamining in a mobile application

Machado, D. ; Costa, V.S.C. ; Dutra, I. ; Brandão, P.

Diabetes management guidance by a logical unit supported by datamining in a mobile application, Proc Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing MEDICON, Coimbra, Portugal, Vol. , pp. - , September, 2019.

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Abstract
Diabetes type I is a chronic disease that requires strict supervision. MyDiabetes is a utility application for diabetic users. This application served as basis to develop a logical unit, composed of logical rules, translated from medical protocols and guidelines, to advise the user. The data in the application is a source of knowledge about the user’s health state and diabetes intrinsic characteristics.
An existing concern is the weak user adherence and consequential data absence. The implemented solutions were gamification and an interface rework. As later confirmed through a survey, users feel captivated by appealing interfaces, achievements and medals. In a near future, we will resume our work with the S. João’s hospital, with a new trial and volunteers. User testing will be used to validate the gamification techniques.