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Health InformaticsA Patient-Centered Approach to Diabetes$
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Barbara M. Hayes and William Aspray

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014328

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014328.001.0001

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An Iterative Discovery Approach in Designing Ubicomp Technologies That Assist Individuals in Managing Diabetes

An Iterative Discovery Approach in Designing Ubicomp Technologies That Assist Individuals in Managing Diabetes

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(p.107) 3 An Iterative Discovery Approach in Designing Ubicomp Technologies That Assist Individuals in Managing Diabetes
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Health Informatics
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Lena Mamykina

Elizabeth D. Mynatt

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014328.003.0004

This chapter discusses the design and development process for ubicomp technologies for diabetes management. It describes three prototype applications, including the Continuous Health Awareness Program (CHAP), Mobile Access to Health Information (MAHI) and Diabetes Tagging (Di-Tag). It highlights the benefits of a continuous iterative approach to the design of novel computing technologies and their potential to illuminate various aspects of such complex and intricate activities as diabetes management.

Keywords:   ubicomp technologies, diabetes management, CHAP, MAHI, Diabetes Tagging, iterative approach, computing technologies

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