Design an iOS application to promote medication adherence in adults
School of Science and Technology, MSc in Mobile and Web Computing
The use of mobile health apps for medication adherence
has proved to
be efficient in improving the health welfare and habits of adult populations.
However, most of the apps did not take into consideration that users are
emotional beings and how to improve their results by implementing affective
We carried out a systematic review of all available for
download mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows platform.
investigated to which extent affective feedback is used.
presents how affective feedback techniques may influence medication
adherence in adult populations.
an intervention which made
use of emoticons, personalized messages and also embedded font
adjustment. This intervention was tested by a group of volunteers. Results
were encouraging, indicating that these attributes have the perspective to
contribute to adherence. The developed paradigm has the potential to be
expanded and become more complex for the needs of future research.