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

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherACM

    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

    Cite this

    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