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Health apps. TAB-Fokus

Evers-Wölk, Michaela; Oertel, Britta; Sonk, Matthias

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
of illness.
With constantly new functionalities, these apps open up innovation potentials by accompanying everyday forms of people’s health behaviour in an individually
adapted way.
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
these apps.
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.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000134070
Veröffentlicht am 03.08.2021
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Sonstiges
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 09.2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-2645
KITopen-ID: 1000134070
HGF-Programm 48.01.02 (POF III, LK 01) Knowledge society and knowledge policy
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Umfang 4 S.
Serie TAB-Fokus ; 18
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