Published on in Vol 6, No 4 (2018): April

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at, first published .
Digital Inequalities in the Use of Self-Tracking Diet and Fitness Apps: Interview Study on the Influence of Social, Economic, and Cultural Factors

Digital Inequalities in the Use of Self-Tracking Diet and Fitness Apps: Interview Study on the Influence of Social, Economic, and Cultural Factors

Digital Inequalities in the Use of Self-Tracking Diet and Fitness Apps: Interview Study on the Influence of Social, Economic, and Cultural Factors

Authors of this article:

Faustine Régnier 1 Author Orcid Image ;   Louis Chauvel 2 Author Orcid Image


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Books/Policy Documents

  1. Régnier F. Food and Health. View
  2. Scaria-Braunstein K, Hiden R. Gesundheit – Konventionen – Digitalisierung. View
  3. Ancker J, Turchioe M. Clinical Decision Support and Beyond. View