Connected Health for Patients Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
Abstract: Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases among men, both in Sweden and the US. It is a consuming disease that tears on both the patient and his relatives. The different stages of disease are many, as are the different treatment options and drugs. New diagnostic techniques are constantly being developed and more imaging methods become available. As new digital techniques evolve, so does the possibilities to involve the patients in their health care. Providing the patients with a tool that could help follow disease changes over time could be an important part towards recovery. What this tool and technical solution could contain is something that is researched in this report. A high-fidelity prototype for such a solution was created using established methods of human-centered design. The prototype contains design for some of the features discussed throughout the report, such as; viewing and comparing of diagnostic images, mood tracking, comparing test results and sharing updates with family and friends. The prototype was evaluated with a heuristic evaluation and a SUS score. This evaluation provided useful feedback on how to make this a functional product in the future, with a positive result to the prototype.
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