Subjective Sleep Quality Monitoring with the Hypnos Digital Sleep Diary: Evaluation of Usability and User Experience

Tudor Văcărețu, Nikolaos Batalas, Begum Erten-Uyumaz, Merel van Gilst, Sebastiaan Overeem, Panos Markopoulos

Abstract

Sleep diaries are records of individual’s sleep and wake times, extending over a period of several days up to several weeks. Sleep diaries are often used to support the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders though the emergence of self-tracking technologies also makes them interesting for intrinsically motivated individuals who wish to gain insight into their sleep patterns and related influences. This paper introduces Hypnos, a digital sleep diary, and a user study aimed to its usability and the resulting user experience. The study involved eighteen participants without a diagnosed sleep disorder for a period of ten days. Overall Hypnos was found useful and usable which supports its application in practice, but it is advisable to make the user experience more attractive, stimulating and innovative in order to also make the self-tracking more intrinsically motivating.

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Văcărețu T., Batalas N., Erten-Uyumaz B., van Gilst M., Overeem S. and Markopoulos P. (2019). Subjective Sleep Quality Monitoring with the Hypnos Digital Sleep Diary: Evaluation of Usability and User Experience.In Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-353-7, pages 113-122. DOI: 10.5220/0007407601130122


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@conference{healthinf19,
author={Tudor Văcărețu and Nikolaos Batalas and Begum Erten-Uyumaz and Merel van Gilst and Sebastiaan Overeem and Panos Markopoulos},
title={Subjective Sleep Quality Monitoring with the Hypnos Digital Sleep Diary: Evaluation of Usability and User Experience},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,},
year={2019},
pages={113-122},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007407601130122},
isbn={978-989-758-353-7},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,
TI - Subjective Sleep Quality Monitoring with the Hypnos Digital Sleep Diary: Evaluation of Usability and User Experience
SN - 978-989-758-353-7
AU - Văcărețu T.
AU - Batalas N.
AU - Erten-Uyumaz B.
AU - van Gilst M.
AU - Overeem S.
AU - Markopoulos P.
PY - 2019
SP - 113
EP - 122
DO - 10.5220/0007407601130122