There is a broad variety of health apps which is constantly being expanded. The offer ranges from fitness and nutrition apps to apps providing support in case
With constantly new functionalities, these apps open up innovation potentials by accompanying everyday forms of people’s health behaviour in an individually
Numerous health apps are developed for people with chronic diseases to support them in coping independently and actively with problems of everyday life and
making competent decisions.
However, despite of the large number of health apps, there is only little evidence regarding the benefits as well as the health-promoting and preventive effects of
The market for health apps is only little regulated. Moreover, there is a lack of reliable quality control taking into account particularly the issue of data protection.