Technology Use for Adolescent Health and Wellness

Pediatrics. 2020 May;145(Suppl 2):S186-S194. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-2056G.


As avid users of technology, adolescents are a key demographic to engage when designing and developing technology applications for health. There are multiple opportunities for improving adolescent health, from promoting preventive behaviors to providing guidance for adolescents with chronic illness in supporting treatment adherence and transition to adult health care systems. This article will provide a brief overview of current technologies and then highlight new technologies being used specifically for adolescent health, such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and machine learning. Because there is paucity of evidence in this field, we will make recommendations for future research.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services / trends
  • Adolescent Health* / trends
  • Artificial Intelligence / trends
  • Augmented Reality
  • Delivery of Health Care / trends
  • Forecasting
  • Health Promotion / trends
  • Humans
  • Industrial Development* / trends
  • Machine Learning / trends
  • Research / trends
  • United States
  • Virtual Reality