Opportunities for Pervasive Computing in Chronic Cancer Care

  • Gillian R. Hayes
  • Gregory D. Abowd
  • John S. Davis
  • Marion L. Blount
  • Maria Ebling
  • Elizabeth D. Mynatt
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5013)


While changing from a predominantly terminal to an increasingly chronic condition, cancer is still a growing concern. Accompanying this change are new opportunities for technologies to support patients, their caregivers, and clinicians. In this paper, we present an in-depth study of cancer communities. From this exploration, we define and describe the concept of a personal cancer journey. We examine lessons and design opportunities across this journey for sensing and context-awareness and capture and access applications.


Healthcare cancer qualitative methods sensing applications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gillian R. Hayes
    • 1
  • Gregory D. Abowd
    • 2
  • John S. Davis
    • 3
  • Marion L. Blount
    • 3
  • Maria Ebling
    • 2
  • Elizabeth D. Mynatt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Informatics, Bren School of ICSUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.GVU Center & School of Interactive ComputingGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.T.J. Watson Research CenterIBM Research HawthorneNYUSA

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