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Behavioral Migraine Management for iPad

Behavioral Migraine Management (BMM) on iPad

This project is a collaboration between Dr. Chang Liu’s VITAL Lab and Dr. Ken Holroyd’s Headache Treatment & Research Lab. Qing Zhu, a VITAL Lab PhD student, is the lead developer on this project.

  • The iPad BMM app helps migraine patients learn the skills of migraine management from clinically-proven behavioral migraine management materials in the form of text, images, audio and videos.
  • The BMM app enables migraine patients to update a headache diary and worksheets anytime, anywhere so that it’s easier for therapists and patients to identify headache patterns.
  • The app also helps patients stay in contact with their therapists via email and other communication means.

Publications

  • Chang Liu, Qing Zhu, Kenneth A. Holroyd, Elizabeth K. Seng, Status and trends of mobile-health applications for iOS devices: A developer’s perspective, Journal of Systems and Software, Volume 84, Issue 11, Mobile Applications: Status and Trends, November 2011, Pages 2022-2033, ISSN 0164-1212, DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2011.06.049.
  • Chang Liu, Kenneth A Holroyd, Qing Zhu, Kaiyu Shen, and Wenqi Zhou, “Design and Implementation of a Behavioral Migraine Management iPhone App for Adolescents with Migraine,” Second IEEE Workshop on Interdisciplinary Research on E-health Services and Systems (IREHSS 2010), June 14, 2010, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Awards

May 13, 2011  BMM by Qing Zhu et al. won the first place prize for the EECS Session 3 at the Ohio University 2011 Student Expo. (link>>)

Screenshots

An earlier version of the BMM App for iPhone/iPod Touch was developed as a student class project.