Patients’ Situated Affective Experience with Mobile Medical Devices

in Working/Discussion Paper


This paper introduces a research project that focuses
on how patients use mobile medical devices for their
own care. The research concentrates on the issue of
understanding patients' experiences when devices are
used in context. It outlines how these experiences
might influence the adoption and safe use of this type
of medical technology. Issues of aesthetics,
environmental context, and social context are
presented as aspects that can negatively affect the use
of mobile medical devices. Future studies that focus on
the situated user experience of personal mobile medical
devices required for self-care are introduced.