Personalising the user experience of a mobile health application towards patient engagement

Rui Neves Madeira*, Helena Germano, Patrícia Macedo, Nuno Correia

*Corresponding author for this work

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Stuttering is a multifactorial speech disorder that usually has several impacts on daily life, especially regarding loss of confidence in social situations and increased anxiety levels. BroiStu is a mobile health application that was developed to address the impacts of stuttering on people who stutter, allowing them to be more aware of their speech disorder in their everyday life. The personalisation of the user experience may be particularly important to maintain the patient engaged with the application towards a long-term use to take full advantage of the application's features. This paper presents the implementation of personalisation aspects in BroiStu, introducing the model that is being followed, describing the features used, and presenting the results obtained with a preliminary experiment. The personalisation mechanisms are provided by a cloud-based platform that is designed to serve different applications. Interesting findings and further work are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-433
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks, EUSPN 2018 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 5 Nov 20188 Nov 2018


  • HCI
  • MHealth
  • Mobile
  • Personalisation
  • Self-management
  • Self-reflection
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Stuttering
  • User experience


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