Children and adolescents, who have to be treated permanently in the course of a chronic disease, represent a special target group from various points of view. Frequently active interaction with their own illness and the accompanying acceptance of necessary therapeutic interventions is low. The result is low compliance and a suboptimal therapy success.
Smartphone and tablet apps can complement the therapy of children and adolescents and increase their compliance. Properly implemented, the apps provide low-threshold access to patients, which is difficult to achieve through traditional approaches and materials. A further positive aspect is the possibility to process the data acquired in the apps directly electronically and without media breaks.