Evaluating the usability of an assistive mobile phone application for bladder training through a short field study.

We are looking for people with Overactive Bladder symptoms and owning an Android smartphone to take part in the evaluation of an assitive mobile phone application for bladder training through a short field study.oab prj

Purpose of study

In 2008, 10.7% of the entire worldwide population was affected by Overactive Bladder and it is being estimated that by the end of 2018, 546 million people, meaning 20.1% of the entire population will be affected by it. Even though the condition is not life-threatening, it affects quality of life of those who experience the condition. The purpose of this project is to develop a mobile phone app to help people with Overactive Bladder improve their symptoms by focusing on simple lifestyle and behaviour changes. These approaches can cure or ameliorate up to 70% of the cases.

Study Structure
Participants will be asked to fill out an online demographic questionnaire and have a pre and post study interview with the researcher. The application will be installed on the participants' personal mobile phone and they will be asked to interact with it normally as with any other application on their phone for nine days. The application will save in the background the following data: WIFI networks, environmental sensors (light, magnetic field and accelerometer) data, app usage (e.g. the number of accesses per feature and duration) and bladder diary data.The data will be automatically collected and uploaded to a server.The application does not access or collect any personal information such as photos, messages, contacts etc.

If participants wish to uninstall the application at any point they are free to do so without any consequences and we will delete any material that involves their contribution.

Anonymity and Confidentiality
All personal information obtained from you during the study will be kept strictly confidential. Your contact details will be kept safe and will only be accessed by the researcher, Miss Ana-Maria Salai or by the Principal Investigator Associate Professor Lynne Baillie. Any information that is reported or published will be anonymised prior to dissemination, and thus will not contain information that would reveal your identity.

Contact Information

If you are interested or would like more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that only recent Android Operating System smartphones (e.g., Samsung, Sony Xperia, LG, Huawei) not older than two years are compatible for this study.