Boillat T., Rivas H., Wac K
Digital Health; pp. 66-81
We envision an important role of personalized, miniaturized Information Technologies (IT), specifically smart watches—supporting the patient’s self-management efforts in any daily life context, acting as a reminder for specific activities and documenting the patient’s progress via checklist-based approach. We delineate the requirements and design choices for the WATCH-list—an example of self-management service for obesity patients’ compliance to diet programs. We discuss the chronic illness self-management and role of IT in increasing the patient’s self-efficacy of activities contributing to health, in turn increasing the patient’s compliance to these activities and therefore facilitating better health outcomes in a long term.