Can mHealth Technology Help Mitigate the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Author(s)Adans-Dester, Catherine P.; Bamberg, Stacy; Bertacchi, Francesco P.; Caulfield, Brian; Chappie, Kara; Demarchi, Danilo; Erb, M. Kelley; Estrada, Juan; Fabara, Eric E.; Freni, Michael; Friedl, Karl E.; Ghaffari, Roozbeh; Gill, Geoffrey; Greenberg, Mark S.; Hoyt, Reed W.; Jovanov, Emil; Kanzler, Christoph M.; Katabi, Dina; Kernan, Meredith; Kigin, Colleen; Lee, Sunghoon I.; Leonhardt, Steffen; Lovell, Nigel H.; Mantilla, Jose; McCoy, Thomas H.; Luo, Nell Meosky; Miller, Glenn A.; Moore, John; O'Keeffe, Derek; Palmer, Jeffrey; Parisi, Federico; Patel, Shyamal; Po, Jack; Pugliese, Benito L.; Quatieri, Thomas; Rahman, Tauhidur; Ramasarma, Nathan; Rogers, John A.; Ruiz-Esparza, Guillermo U.; Sapienza, Stefano; Schiurring, Gregory; Schwamm, Lee; Shafiee, Hadi; Kelly Silacci, Sara; Sims, Nathaniel M; Talkar, Tanya; Tharion, William J.; Toombs, James A.; Uschnig, Christopher; Vergara-Diaz, Gloria P.; Wacnik, Paul; Wang, May D.; Welch, James; Williamson, Lina; Zafonte, Ross; Zai, Adrian; Zhang, Yuan-Ting; Tearney, Guillermo J.; Ahmad, Rushdy; Walt, David R.; Bonato, Paolo; ... Show more Show less
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Goal: The aim of the study herein reported was to review mobile health (mHealth) technologies and explore their use to monitor and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: A Task Force was assembled by recruiting individuals with expertise in electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes (ePRO), wearable sensors, and digital contact tracing technologies. Its members collected and discussed available information and summarized it in a series of reports. Results: The Task Force identified technologies that could be deployed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and would likely be suitable for future pandemics. Criteria for their evaluation were agreed upon and applied to these systems. Conclusions: mHealth technologies are viable options to monitor COVID-19 patients and be used to predict symptom escalation for earlier intervention. These technologies could also be utilized to monitor individuals who are presumed non-infected and enable prediction of exposure to SARS-CoV-2, thus facilitating the prioritization of diagnostic testing.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Adans-Dester, Catherine P. et al. "Can mHealth Technology Help Mitigate the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic?" IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology 1 (August 2020): 243 - 248.
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