Danish researchers are testing how patients´ own measurements and data can be used as a means to improve their treatment.
A group of patients at the hospital in Vejle will test how self-tracking can help the healthcare services to tailor a treatment that is more personal, efficient and easier to deal with for the patient. Patients have previously registered their data in a diary or questionnaire.
However, such data can be unreliable. On the other hand, the patient can record data very accurately, if the registration is done immediately. Therefore, self-tracking of data can be a valuable source of information today, as smartphones, smartwatches and other so-called wearables enable a quick and easy data recording.