Exploring the Design Space of Technological Interventions for Menopause: A Systematic Review

Kamala Payyapilly Thiruvenkatanathan, Shaowen Bardzell, Jeffrey Bardzell

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Menopause is a phase in a woman’s lifecycle, which is considered to have occurred when a woman does not have a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. Despite being perceived just as a biological phenomenon, a woman experiences several psychosocial symptoms along the way as she transitions into menopause, which begin well before the cessation of menstruation and sometimes continue to exist even after the onset of menopause, making it a 2-to-7-year journey. Ongoing research on women’s health in the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research community has led to an increasing number of works focusing on the intervention of technology in women’s health, including a rising interest in designing technological interventions for menopause. With approximately 6000 women reaching menopause daily in the US, there is a need to understand the design space of technological interventions for menopause by surveying prior studies, to eventually contribute towards designing technologies for menopausal women. This paper presents a systematic review of prior studies on technological interventions for menopause. The aim of the review is to (1) Understand how prior studies have approached the design of technological interventions for menopause (2) Identify the technological features and goals of the interventions proposed by prior studies (3) Identify the symptoms (physiological/psychosocial) being addressed by the proposed interventions. A systematic review of 12 papers collected from the ACM Digital Library highlights the characteristics of prior studies on technological interventions for menopause, such as type of study, study design and interventions that are discussed in the study. Based on the findings, we discuss aspects that were comprehensively studied, potential design implications for interventions for menopause along with limitations of the current study and opportunities for future research on technological interventions for menopause.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - 16th EAI International Conference, PervasiveHealth 2022, Proceedings
EditorsAthanasios Tsanas, Andreas Triantafyllidis
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783031345852
StatePublished - 2023
Event16th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PH 2022 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Dec 12 2022Dec 14 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume488 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211
ISSN (Electronic)1867-822X


Conference16th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PH 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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