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Best paper award to Martine Oppegaard Jakobsen

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Martine Oppegaard Jakobsen

At the 17th International Conference on Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare (ICIMTH) "Health Informatics Vision: From Data via Information to Knowledge", master student in information science, Martine Oppegaard Jakobsen, was awarded with BEST PAPER AWARD! 


Jakobsen has been a master student at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, and was awarded for her master thesis "Lifestyle Intervention for Young Adults with MS: A Design Study", supervised by Ankica Babic. You can read the thesis here.

Abstract

This paper presents a mid-fidelity prototype of a mobile application for self-management of the chronic disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The study focuses on newly diagnosed young Norwegians with MS and wants to deliver IT solutions for a healthier lifestyle. An analysis of a social media platform, interview with medical staff, a social media focus group interview and one case study where utilized to gather data alongside with design iterations. A high-fidelity prototype is being implemented with main functionalities: health, training, patient notes for next medical appointment, disease related life and work issues, and a reward point system.