The landscape of research on smartphone medical apps: Coherent taxonomy, motivations, open challenges and recommendations.

Publication Date: 
Nov 16, 2015

OBJECTIVE: To survey researchers' efforts in response to the new and disruptive technology of smartphone medical apps, mapping the research landscape form the literature into a coherent taxonomy, and finding out basic characteristics of this emerging field represented on: motivation of using

Mobile Exercise Apps and Increased Leisure Time Exercise Activity: A Moderated Mediation Analysis of the Role of Self-Efficacy and Barriers.

Publication Date: 
Aug 15, 2015

BACKGROUND: There are currently over 1000 exercise apps for mobile devices on the market. These apps employ a range of features, from tracking exercise activity to providing motivational messages.

Prevalence and Frequency of mHealth and eHealth Use Among US and UK Smokers and Differences by Motivation to Quit.

Publication Date: 
Jul 07, 2015

BACKGROUND: Both mHealth and eHealth interventions for smoking cessation are rapidly being developed and tested. There are no data on use of mHealth and eHealth technologies by smokers in general or by smokers who are not motivated to quit smoking.

MeSH Terms: 

Tailored motivational message generation: A model and practical framework for real-time physical activity coaching.

Publication Date: 
Jun 09, 2015

This paper presents a comprehensive and practical framework for automatic generation of real-time tailored messages in behavior change applications. Basic aspects of motivational messages are time, intention, content and presentation.

mHealth Technology as a Persuasive Tool for Treatment, Care and Management of Persons Living with HIV.

Journal Title: 
Publication Date: 
Jul 09, 2015

Mobile health (mHealth) technology can be a valuable tool in the management of chronic illnesses, including HIV. Qualitative research methods were used to identify the desired content and features of a mobile app for meeting and improving the healthcare needs of persons living with HIV (PLWH).