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    Understanding User Requirements in Take-Home Diabetes Management Technologies

    HCI2012 - People & Computers XXVI

    Proceedings of HCI 2012
    The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction

    Birmingham, UK, 12 - 14 September 2012


    Tom Owen, George Buchanan & Harold Thimbleby


    People who suffer from Diabetes are required to make frequent decisions on their personal treatment based on results from glucose monitors. Yet the results returned from the devices form only a part of the decisionmaking process. We seek to understand the role that glucose monitors have in patient’s management practices and how technology could support patients’ management further. From a series of interviews, we arrive at the hypothesis that the capture of the contextual information will both aid the understanding of results, and allow for enhanced support during non-routine occurrences.


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