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Older citizens experience a large number of falls and hospitalizations per year throughout the world. These intervening health events (IHEs) such as falls/injuries, illnesses, hospitalizations, are strong precipitants of disability in older adults. They are episodic in nature, extremely difficult to study, and require continuous and long-term monitoring. Wearable technologies with remote capabilities are an ideal solution for capturing information before and after such events. This work presents the ROAMM campaign platform for harnessing sensor and interface capabilities on smart wearables to provide customizable, affordable, and versatile health monitoring that leads to practical remote-based interventions. The platform is flexible, efficient, and scalable for concurrently running multiple studies, each of which consists of patient-reported outcomes, ecological momentary assessments and mental health-related patient responses. Additionally, the system is able to capture and derive ecological, momentary assessments of pain with concurrent mobility tracking that allows life-space mobility ascertainment. The platform supports multiple watches, and we show implementations on both the Samsung Galaxy and Apple series of smartwatches.more » « less
null (Ed.)Background Wearable technology, such as smartwatches, can capture valuable patient-generated data and help inform patient care. Electronic health records provide logical and practical platforms for including such data, but it is necessary to evaluate the way the data are presented and visualized. Objective The aim of this study is to evaluate a graphical interface that displays patients’ health data from smartwatches, mimicking the integration within the environment of electronic health records. Methods A total of 12 health care professionals evaluated a simulated interface using a usability scale questionnaire, testing the clarity of the interface, colors, usefulness of information, navigation, and readability of text. Results The interface was positively received, with 14 out of the 16 questions generating a score of 5 or greater among at least 75% of participants (9/12). On an 8-point Likert scale, the highest rated features of the interface were quick turnaround times (mean score 7.1), readability of the text (mean score 6.8), and use of terminology/abbreviations (mean score 6.75). Conclusions Collaborating with health care professionals to develop and refine a graphical interface for visualizing patients’ health data from smartwatches revealed that the key elements of the interface were acceptable. The implementation of such data from smartwatches and other mobile devices within electronic health records should consider the opinions of key stakeholders as the development of this platform progresses.more » « less