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Systematic Analysis of Mobile Diabetes Management Applications on Different Platforms

  • Eva Garcia
  • Clare Martin
  • Antonio Garcia
  • Rachel Harrison
  • Derek Flood
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7058)

Abstract

There are a number of mobile applications available to help patients suffering from Type 1 diabetes to manage their condition, but the quality of these applications varies greatly. This paper details the findings from a systematic analysis of these applications on three mobile platforms (Android, iOS, and Blackberry) that was conducted to establish the state of the art in mobile applications for diabetes management. The findings from this analysis will help to inform the future development of more effective mobile applications to help patients suffering from Type 1 diabetes who wish to manage their condition with a mobile application.

Keywords

usability keystroke level modelling mobile heuristic evaluation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Garcia
    • 1
  • Clare Martin
    • 2
  • Antonio Garcia
    • 1
  • Rachel Harrison
    • 2
  • Derek Flood
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AlcaláSpain
  2. 2.Oxford Brookes UniversityUK

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