unCUT: Bridging the Gap from Paper Diary Cards Towards Mobile Electronic Monitoring Solutions in Borderline and Self-Injury

Abstract

This publication describes the analysis and development of an application for Borderline Personality Disorder patients, which was conducted with the assistance of 18 psychological experts from three different countries and resulted in a functional prototype containing those requirements. Nonsuicidal self-injury means deliberately harming one´s own body tissue without suicidal intent and is associated with Borderline Personality Disorder. The research objective was to identify basic requirements to help those people with the support of a mobile device. Due to the lack of available mobile applications to support both patients and therapists, the novel prototype unCUT was developed and evaluated with those psychological experts throughout different iterations which ended up in 14 identified basic requirements for such an application.

Publication
Talk: 3rd International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH 2014), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 05-14-2014 - 05-16-2014; in: “Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health”, IEEE, (2014)
Thomas Grechenig
Thomas Grechenig
Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.