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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 1029368, 16 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1029368
Research Article

Evaluation of TRANSFoRm Mobile eHealth Solution for Remote Patient Monitoring during Clinical Trials

1Department of Computational Intelligence, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
2Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, West Pomeranian University of Technology, 71-210 Szczecin, Poland

Received 26 February 2016; Accepted 12 May 2016

Academic Editor: Hassan Mathkour

Copyright © 2016 Jarosław Jankowski et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Today, in the digital age, the mobile devices are more and more used to aid people in the struggle to improve or maintain their health. In this paper, the mobile eHealth solution for remote patient monitoring during clinical trials is presented, together with the outcomes of quantitative and qualitative performance evaluation. The evaluation is a third step to improve the quality of the application after earlier Good Clinical Practice certification and validation with the participation of 10 patients and 3 general practitioners. This time the focus was on the usability which was evaluated by the seventeen participants divided into three age groups (18–28, 29–50, and 50+). The results, from recorded sessions and the eye tracking, show that there is no difference in performance between the first group and the second group, while for the third group the performance was worse; however, it was still good enough to complete task within reasonable time.