Technology for Self-Management of Rosacea

Buls, D. and Rooksby, J. (2017) Technology for Self-Management of Rosacea. In: CHI '17: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, CO, USA, 6-11 May 2017, pp. 1516-1523. ISBN 9781450346566 (doi:10.1145/3027063.3053080)

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Abstract

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition with multiple signs and symptoms, but typically associated with reddening of the face. Sufferers usually want to avoid and reduce flare-ups of the condition, and so will try to identify and limit possible triggers. In this paper we report an investigation into technology for managing rosacea, particularly for identifying and tracking triggers. Our study has included: a survey of the existing technology; a survey of the attitudes and opinions of people with rosacea on technology; and finally, the production and evaluation of a prototype for identifying triggers. This work is investigatory and so our formative evaluation and discussion focus on understanding the problem space and establishing directions for future development work.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rooksby, Dr John
Authors: Buls, D., and Rooksby, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9781450346566
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in CHI '17: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: 1516-1523
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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566711A population approach to ubicomp system designMatthew ChalmersEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/J007617/1COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE