The Usability of a Heartbeat Measuring Mobile Phone app: an Observational Study

  • Marta Elena Losa-IglesiasEmail author
  • Klark Becerro-de-Bengoa Losa
  • Daniel López-López
  • Raquel Jimenez-Fernandez
  • Inmaculada Corral-Liria
  • Rocio Rodriguez Vazquez
  • Carmen Ecija Gallardo
  • Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa Vallejo
Mobile & Wireless Health
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  1. Mobile & Wireless Health


Mobile applications (Apps) for tablets and smartphones are changing how health care is provided to patients [1]. The use of Apps is proving especially useful in nursing practice [2, 3] and the various medical professions [4, 5]. There are downloadable Apps for cellular phones that can simply and painlessly measure heart rate [6], including the App Heart Rate Plus, which was validated by Losa et al. in 2014 [7]. The Heart Rate Plus App has high reliability and consistency in the measures offered. This reliability combined with its low cost makes it a valid instrument for measuring the heart rate in a healthy population [7]. Therefore, using a validated questionnaire of usability, the objective of this research was to demonstrate that the App Heart Rate Plus is an easy, understandable, and attractive App for use by the general population and nurses. We hypothesized that App Heart Rate Plus is an easy, understandable, and attractive App for use by the general population and...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias
    • 1
    Email author
  • Klark Becerro-de-Bengoa Losa
    • 2
  • Daniel López-López
    • 3
  • Raquel Jimenez-Fernandez
    • 1
  • Inmaculada Corral-Liria
    • 1
  • Rocio Rodriguez Vazquez
    • 1
  • Carmen Ecija Gallardo
    • 1
  • Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa Vallejo
    • 4
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias de la SaludUniversidad Rey Juan CarlosAlcorcónSpain
  2. 2.Manager of Centro Ortopedico y Quirurgico del PieMadridSpain
  3. 3.Facultad de Ciencias de la SaludUniversidad da CoruñaEl FerrolSpain
  4. 4.Escuela Universitaria Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Podología. Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain

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