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The design and evaluation of a mobile handheld intervention for providing context-sensitive medication reminders

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dc.contributor.advisor Kent Larson. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kaushik, Pallavi en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-25T18:54:10Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-25T18:54:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/33888
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 121-124). en_US
dc.description.abstract This work introduces the design and exploratory evaluation of a home reminder system for medication and healthcare that situates the timing and location of reminders based on contextual information about the user. The system consists of three major components: 1) a handheld computing interface for providing reminders, 2) a sensor subsystem integrated into the home environment, and 3) a central server that manages medical tasks and reasons over sensor data in real time. A volunteer participant adhering to a complex regimen of simulated medical tasks is closely observed in a residential research facility. The participant is presented with both context-sensitive reminders and reminders that are scheduled at fixed times during the day. The degree of adherence to the regimen, and the participant's own assessment of the usefulness of each reminder (while blinded to the reminder strategy being used), are evaluated over the course of a 10-day study. Quantitative and qualitative results are provided, comparing the efficacy of context-sensitive reminders over fixed-time reminders with respect to adherence and perceived value. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Pallavi Kaushik. en_US
dc.format.extent 124 leaves en_US
dc.format.extent 6757580 bytes
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.title The design and evaluation of a mobile handheld intervention for providing context-sensitive medication reminders en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 66465799 en_US


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