Both in academia and in industry, mHealth applications have started to address mental health, as well as physical health. Apart from monitoring physical parameters to help patients to manage their conditions themselves, an increasing number of mHealth apps include dedicated sections for mental health based on cognitive behavioural approaches and mindfulness. Nevertheless, the combination of mental health support with specific self-management paradigms poses particular challenges for the design of the technology. While health monitoring apps should efficiently provide information and encourage users to achieve goals, constant access to detailed health data can be overwhelming and induce additional stress and anxiety. This workshop zooms in on mHealth technology that integrates these mental well-being concerns. Specifically, the focus is on design challenges related to the combination of self-management of conditions on the one hand and mental well-being and mindfulness on the other.

mHealth and Psycho-Physical Well-Being

Flavia Marino
;
Giovanni Pioggia
;
Sebastiano Nucera
;
2018

Abstract

Both in academia and in industry, mHealth applications have started to address mental health, as well as physical health. Apart from monitoring physical parameters to help patients to manage their conditions themselves, an increasing number of mHealth apps include dedicated sections for mental health based on cognitive behavioural approaches and mindfulness. Nevertheless, the combination of mental health support with specific self-management paradigms poses particular challenges for the design of the technology. While health monitoring apps should efficiently provide information and encourage users to achieve goals, constant access to detailed health data can be overwhelming and induce additional stress and anxiety. This workshop zooms in on mHealth technology that integrates these mental well-being concerns. Specifically, the focus is on design challenges related to the combination of self-management of conditions on the one hand and mental well-being and mindfulness on the other.
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