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Opportunities and Challenges of Internet-Based Health Interventions in the Future Internet.

Lim Jumelle, Ai Keow; Thuemmler, Christoph

Authors

Ai Keow Lim Jumelle

Christoph Thuemmler



Abstract

Internet-based health interventions are behavioral treatments aim at changing behaviors to promote healthy living and prevent diseases and illness. This paper first discusses the benefits and effectiveness of Internet-based health interventions. It continues to explore the opportunities and challenges of Internet-based health interventions made possible by the Future Internet and emerging technologies. Identifying the psychological and social barriers can help to improve the delivery of healthcare interventions in a number of ways, including assuring privacy and security, building trust and promoting equal access. Addressing these barriers can ultimately lead to greater acceptance of new technologies and improved health outcomes.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 12th International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations (ITNG), 2015
Start Date Apr 13, 2015
End Date Apr 15, 2015
Publication Date 2015
Deposit Date Oct 29, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 567-573
Book Title 2015 12th International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/ITNG.2015.95
Keywords Future Internet; Internet of Everything; Internet of Things; Internet-based health interventions; Psychological and Social Barriers; eHealth;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9245
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITNG.2015.95