Senior Design Projects

ECS193 A/B Winter & Spring 2021

Design of a patient-facing mobile platform for collecting asthma symptom data

Name Sarah Haynes
Affiliation UC Davis Health- Department of Pediatrics

Project's details

Project title Design of a patient-facing mobile platform for collecting asthma symptom data
Background The UC Davis Pediatric Telemedicine Program studies the impact of telehealth interventions on the health of children. We are designing a study to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of weekly patient monitoring for adolescents and young adults with asthma. We believe that a patient-facing mobile application would be acceptable to this patient population and could be used to collect study data in a secure and effective way. Depending on the outcome of the study, the application could be adopted in the future for use in clinical settings.
Description Students will design a mobile application for the weekly collection of asthma symptoms for patients with asthma aged 14-24. Patients will need to be able to access a six-question survey through an application or through a web browser. Students will also design a notification system to deliver text message reminders to patients on a prespecified schedule. The system must be HIPAA-compliant and secure. The data collected from the application should be able to be exported to a CSV file by the principal investigator and study analysts in a way that facilitates data analysis. If possible, students will create data visualization options that could be used by the research team or by a healthcare provider. Students will work closely with the research team on the development of these tools and will test and improve the product based on feedback.
Deliverable • A working HIPAA-compliant mobile and web application that can be downloaded by study patients
• User interface for researchers allows export and visualization of data collected
• Students will provide the source code in Github
Skill set desirable • Familiarity with mobile application development, data capture, and data visualization tools (flexible about platforms and programming languages)
• Familiarity with HIPAA security requirements or willingness to learn
• Interest in healthcare and/or adolescents
• Positive attitude
Phone number 9167345627
Client time availability 30-60 min weekly or more
IP requirement Open source project
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