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Mobile Health Business Usage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239671D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-24
Document File: 3 page(s) / 24K

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Abstract

We describe methods for taking advantage of a user?s health data in mobile and wearable devices to achieve higher performance in the business environment, for example, adapting form structure based on stress level, preventing actions in some business services based upon stress level and presenting stress level in instant messaging application for better timing of conversations.

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Mobile Health Business Usage

Mobile devices have become a popular platform for performing business tasks such as filling in forms, sending messages, and performing development related tasks.

    Newer mobile devices now contain sensors for measuring health parameters such as heart rate and blood pressure from which stress level and other information such as drowsiness can be deduced.

    Using the health information of the user in the mobile device, a user's task load could be streamlined and environment could be adjusted to achieve higher performance and greater safety. Prior art

Whereas "Personal stress level monitor and systems and methods for using same

US 20050154264 A1" provides a method for measuring a user's stress level and reducing it by introducing stimuli such as calm music, this invention focuses on improving the stressed user's performance (as detected by mobile sensors) around specific tasks by changing the task requirements (such as forms filling that becomes simplified) as well as adapting the user's environment to protect itself from the risk presented by the user's stress (e.g. requiring extra checks and balances in a workflow or presenting a stressed status in an instant messaging application).

    We describe methods for taking advantage of a user's health data in mobile and wearable devices to achieve higher performance in the business environment, for example, adapting form structure based on stress level, preventing actions in some business services based upon stress level and presenting stress level in instant messaging application for better timing of conversations.

    The business value of the invention is that by taking into account the current health data of a user - s/he, systems and colleagues could make better decisions so that tasks related to that person could be performed in a more efficient manner and save time and money.

    In the preferred embodiment of the invention, the health information of a user of the mobile device is leveraged in order to perform better business actions such as form filling , preventing actions in source control and email system and presenting a status in the instant messages application.

Implementation details

Mobile devices and wearable devices provide means to measure and collect health parameters of the user such as blood pressure, heart rate, etc.

    This health information could be obtained by third party applications by using APIs or by connecting to existing applications that share that information.

One aspect of the invention is a forms filling policy based on the user stress level.

The invention uses the health information to analyze user stress level (using known techniques) and given that information adapts forms in the mobile device to the stress level. For example in certain mobile applications the user is required to fill out forms in order to perform a given task .

The form fields order, requirements and controls (text fields, combo boxes, etc.) could be dynamically changed...