A Self-Learning Personalized Feedback Agent for Motivating Physical Activity

Harm op den Akker, Laura S. Moualed, Valerie M. Jones, Hermanus J. Hermens

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Abstract

An important aspect in the treatment of various chronic diseases is to optimise physical activity levels. We present a general approach for the implementation of an electronic Feedback Agent that serves as a personal coach for achieving and maintaining a healthy level of physical activity through sustainable behavioural change. The Feedback Agent is a self-learning, context aware, personalized software agent that runs on the user's Smartphone and uses an external inertial sensor to keep track of the user's level of physical activity throughout the day. We highlight the three important aspects of feedback in our framework: the timing, content and representation of given feedback messages. Tailoring and optimization of feedback timing and content is in an advanced stage of research, while the representation aspect is largely a matter of future work.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISABEL 2011: the 4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages147
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0913-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2011
Event4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, ISABEL 2011 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 26 Oct 201129 Oct 2011
Conference number: 4

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Conference

Conference4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, ISABEL 2011
Abbreviated titleISABEL
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period26/10/1129/10/11

Keywords

  • METIS-284967
  • EWI-21173
  • IR-79557

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op den Akker, H., Moualed, L. S., Jones, V. M., & Hermens, H. J. (2011). A Self-Learning Personalized Feedback Agent for Motivating Physical Activity. In Proceedings of ISABEL 2011: the 4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (pp. 147). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2093698.2093845
op den Akker, Harm ; Moualed, Laura S. ; Jones, Valerie M. ; Hermens, Hermanus J. / A Self-Learning Personalized Feedback Agent for Motivating Physical Activity. Proceedings of ISABEL 2011: the 4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies. New York : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2011. pp. 147
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op den Akker, H, Moualed, LS, Jones, VM & Hermens, HJ 2011, A Self-Learning Personalized Feedback Agent for Motivating Physical Activity. in Proceedings of ISABEL 2011: the 4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, pp. 147, 4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, ISABEL 2011, Barcelona, Spain, 26/10/11. https://doi.org/10.1145/2093698.2093845

A Self-Learning Personalized Feedback Agent for Motivating Physical Activity. / op den Akker, Harm; Moualed, Laura S.; Jones, Valerie M.; Hermens, Hermanus J.

Proceedings of ISABEL 2011: the 4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies. New York : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2011. p. 147.

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op den Akker H, Moualed LS, Jones VM, Hermens HJ. A Self-Learning Personalized Feedback Agent for Motivating Physical Activity. In Proceedings of ISABEL 2011: the 4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2011. p. 147 https://doi.org/10.1145/2093698.2093845