A Holistic Technology-Based Solution for Prevention and Management of Diabetic Foot Complications

Ian Cleland, Joseph Rafferty, Jonathan Synnott, Jill Cundell, Adele Boyd, Chris Nugent, Priyanka Chaurasia, Gareth Morrison, Godfrey Madill, Stephen Burns, Leeann Monk- Ozgul

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Abstract

It has been estimated, on a global scale, that a limb is lost every 20 s due to diabetes. Effective treatment has, however, been shown to reduce the risk of amputations and foot ulcers. Self-management and the provision of effective foot care in the clinic and at home, is viewed as instrumental in providing appropriate care for people with diabetes. This in turn can reduce the costs associated with treating and managing diabetes and its associated complications. This paper presents a usability evaluation of a smartphone based solution for the management of diabetic foot disease. The solution combines novel thermal imaging with tailored educational content and gamification elements in an attempt to improve self-management of the condition. The solution was evaluated in a workshop setting by 7 participants. Overall, the participants felt the proposed solution would be a very worthwhile endeavor. They rated the usability and utility at an acceptable level (SUS 69.1/100). Notable suggested improvements focused on how educational content was formatted and searched in addition to the physical support provided to facilitate imaging of the feet.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Pages453-465
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2017
EventInternational Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence -
Duration: 10 Nov 2017 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence
Period10/11/17 → …

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Diabetic Foot
Diabetes Complications
Self Care
Technology
Foot
Foot Diseases
Foot Ulcer
Amputation
Extremities
Hot Temperature
Education
Costs and Cost Analysis
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Self-management
  • diabetic foot disease
  • thermal imaging
  • m-health

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A Holistic Technology-Based Solution for Prevention and Management of Diabetic Foot Complications. / Cleland, Ian; Rafferty, Joseph; Synnott, Jonathan; Cundell, Jill; Boyd, Adele; Nugent, Chris; Chaurasia, Priyanka; Morrison, Gareth; Madill, Godfrey; Burns, Stephen; Monk- Ozgul, Leeann.

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