The BD4QoL mobile app is used to collect personal data from Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) patients within the scope of conducting a prospective clinical trial. The overall objective of the project is to improve HNC survivors’ Quality of Life (QoL) in order to allow early detection of risks deteriorating their health and prevent long-term effects of treatment. At the same time, patients receive personalised interventions in an automated way (from notification alerts) that can motivate them to better their health.
The mobile app is used to continuously collect personal data from the subject (patient) monitored, which include: location, phone calls and sms logs, wifi connection logs, accelerometer, light and screen smartphone status, as well as physical activity tracking (i.e. walking, running, cycling or in vehicle). Data collected are transferred to a central data base and are then used to generated both personal reporting analytics to the subject patient as well as deliver automated alerts based on their QoL scoring status. All these data are monitored by the clinicians of these patients, so that they provide immediate feedback if needed. The mobile app runs at Android smartphones that have installed at least OS 9 and higher.