FSST Conducted Empirical Research on the Improvement of QOL Through Utilizing Smart Devices (Phase-2)
11 23, 2022
Department of Healthcare Economics and Quality Management, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University & Fujisawa SST Council
Professor Yuichi Imanaka of the Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University and his group started the “Empirical Research on the Improvement of QOL Through Utilizing Smart Devices (Phase-2)” for residents living in Fujisawa SST in February. The project was completed in September, and an overview of results was presented to participants on November 23rd.
The project aimed to confirm the relationship between health indicators (QOL, a feeling of well-being, etc.) and daily health-related data (vital, physical activity, sleep, social participation, etc.), with hopes to eventually develop appropriate health indicators for the entire town.
This project was the second phase of the demonstration research that was also conducted in 2020. In this second phase, as in the first, we confirmed the relationship between health indicators and daily health-related data. At the same time, we also studied the diary and feedback functions of the “QOL Note” app, which was improved based on the feedback obtained in the first phase.
Approximately 50 people living in Fujisawa SST participated in the research. Using smartphones and smart devices, daily health-related data was collected and weekly questionnaires were also collected via an app from participants for 6 months.
The Fujisawa SST Council will continue to promote new health-related initiatives in collaboration with various universities and research institutes.
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