The Shape of Health: A Comparison of Five Alternative Ways of Visualizing Personal Health and Wellbeing

Andres Ledesma, Hannu Nieminen, Päivi Valve, Miika Ermes, Holly Jimison, Misha Pavel

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    Abstract

    The combination of clinical and personal health and wellbeing data can tell us much about our behaviors, risks and overall status. The way this data is visualized may affect our understanding of our own health. To study this effect, we conducted a small experiment with 30 participants in which we presented a holistic overview of the health and wellbeing of two modeled individuals, one of them with metabolic syndrome. We used an insight-based methodology to assess the effectiveness of the visualizations. The results show that adequate visualization of holistic health data helps users without medical background to better understand the overall health situation and possible health risks related to lifestyles. Furthermore, we found that the application of insight-based methodology in the health and wellbeing domain remains unexplored and additional research and methodology development are needed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    Pages7638-7641
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2016 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY
    Period1/01/16 → …

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    • Publication forum level 1

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