Development and implementation of a generic framework to support therapists in the implementation of patient treatments. For this purpose, an architecture was designed to collect, store and manage new types of patient data in a structured way using mobile crowdsensing. This framework thereby supports the therapeutic tool of therapeutic homework and is developed using the discipline of psychotherapy as an example. However, due to its generic design, the system can be applied to other disciplines that use homework as a therapeutic tool.
To support and at the same time motivate the patient in the execution of his homework, the framework manages all treatments of the patient and notifies him as soon as a homework has to be executed. At the same time, the therapist can configure the context of execution via the application and thus influence the treatment situation outside the therapy session. The therapist receives further information about the execution via the patient’s submissions, which are created after each execution of the homework and can be monitored and analyzed via a monitoring tool. Using this information, the therapist can continuously adapt homework to the patient’s individual needs. To elicit the emotional state after completion of the homework, the framework provides feedback templates for the patient to answer questions or add multimedia content to their submission. At the same time, patients can share their data with studies to gain new insights and receive more effective treatments as a backlash.