Consumer Smartwatches for Collecting Self-Report and Sensor Data: App Design and Engagement

Anna L Beukenhorst, Jamie C Sergeant, Max A Little, John McBeth, William G Dixon

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Longitudinal data from patients' natural environments would benefit chronic disease care, yet most devices cannot collect sensor data alongside patient-reported outcomes. Here we describe Koalap, a consumer cellular smartwatch application that collects patient-reported outcomes alongside physical activity data from various sensors. Additionally, we show preliminary results indicating high engagement of our 26 participants with knee osteoarthritis. Our future work will show whether data collection with consumer smartwatches is feasible in terms of user engagement, acceptability, data quality and consistency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-295
Number of pages5
JournalStudies in health technology and informatics
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2018

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© 2018 European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and IOS Press.
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