YORwalK: Designing a smartphone exercise application for people with intermittent claudication

Ahmed Shalan, Abubakar Abdulrahman, Ibrahim Habli, Garry Tew, Andrew Thompson

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Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a chronic cardiovascular disease. It is highly prevalent in older adults. Mobile Health (mHealth) and Telehealth technologies are considered two central digital solutions for enabling patient-centred care. There is evidence that physical activity apps can improve health outcomes in adults. The aim of this project is to develop a prototype of smart phone app to target patients with PAD, which we named YORwalK, to promote exercise and track changes in walking ability in this population. We used a multidisciplinary team combined with a User Centred Design approach. We performed an evaluation survey using modified System Usability Scale (SUS). The survey was to assess the usability of the App and completed by health care professionals. The App was developed based on the concept of promoting behaviour change through feedback and life style prompts. YORwalK features incorporate self-monitoring and motivating feedback. SUS result indicating higher usability of the App.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data: The Future of Co-Created eHealth
PublisherIOS Press
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-852-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-851-8
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2018
EventMedical Informatics Europe - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 24 Apr 201826 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics


ConferenceMedical Informatics Europe
Abbreviated titleMIE 2018
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