Pervasive health technologies can increase the e ectiveness of personal health Monitoring and training, but more user studies are necessary to understand the interest for these technologies,
and how they should be designed and implemented. In the present study, we evaluated eWALL, a user-centered pervasive health technology consisting of a platform that monitors users´ physical
and cognitive behavior, providing feedback and motivation via an easy-to-use, touch-based user interface. The eWALL was placed for one month in the home of 48 subjects with a chronic condition
(chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD or mild cognitive impairment-MCI) or with an age-related impairment. User acceptance, platform use, and potential clinical e ects were evaluated
using surveys, data logs, and clinical scales. Although some features of the platform need to be improved before reaching technical maturity and making a difference in patients´ lives, the real-life
evaluation of eWALL has shown how some features may influence patients´ intention to use this promising technology. Furthermore, this study made it clear how the free use of di erent health apps
is modulated by the real needs of the patient and by their usefulness in the context of the patient´s clinical status.
- eHealth; telemonitoring; telerehabilitation; ICT platform; acceptance of technology; user experience; MCI; COPD; chronicity; frailty; patient empowerment; pervasive healthcare; health apps