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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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With the advent of smartphones, wearable sensors, and health tracking devices, mobile technologies providing healthcare services increasingly interfere with the users’ daily routines. In particular, mHealth solutions enable spatially independent health assessment and therapy monitoring, resulting in more efficient treatments and less clinical visits. However, due to these technologies being highly interwoven with the patient’s everyday life, mHealth technology designers need to factor in individual values and attitudes towards health-related technologies. In this paper, we propose a Value Sensitive Design approach for the design of a digital assistance for physiotherapeutic treatments. We present a three-step-approach comprising focus groups, narrative and semi-structured interviews, and design workshops with relevant stakeholders to develop a system design that supports human values. First empirical findings suggest that autonomy, competence, privacy and diversity are key values forming the baseline for future work.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Exploring Ethical Design Dimensions of a Physiotherapeutic mHealth Solution through Value Sensitive Design

With the advent of smartphones, wearable sensors, and health tracking devices, mobile technologies providing healthcare services increasingly interfere with the users’ daily routines. In particular, mHealth solutions enable spatially independent health assessment and therapy monitoring, resulting in more efficient treatments and less clinical visits. However, due to these technologies being highly interwoven with the patient’s everyday life, mHealth technology designers need to factor in individual values and attitudes towards health-related technologies. In this paper, we propose a Value Sensitive Design approach for the design of a digital assistance for physiotherapeutic treatments. We present a three-step-approach comprising focus groups, narrative and semi-structured interviews, and design workshops with relevant stakeholders to develop a system design that supports human values. First empirical findings suggest that autonomy, competence, privacy and diversity are key values forming the baseline for future work.