Developing an App for Cardiovascular Prevention and Scientific Data Collection

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 May 7;279:103-104. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210095.

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Mobile apps may encourage a lifestyle that avoids unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking or poor nutrition, which promotes cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Yet, little data is available on the utilization, perception, and long-term effects of such apps to prevent CVD.

OBJECTIVES: To develop a mobile app concept to reduce the individual CVD risk and collect information addressing research questions on CVD prevention while preserving data privacy and security.

METHODS: To validate the concept, a prototype will be built, and usability studies will be performed.

RESULTS: We expect to determine whether it is possible to reach a broad user base and to collect scientific information while protecting user data sufficiently.

CONCLUSION: To address CVD prevention, we propose a mobile coaching app. We expect high acceptance rates in validation studies.

PMID:33965925 | DOI:10.3233/SHTI210095

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