Automatic measurements of a leisure activity for people with profound disabilities

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    We report on challenges we encountered when using automatic measurements for a longer term exploratory study (8-10 sessions, 9 participants) with people with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (PIMD). In the overall study, which we will publish elsewhere, one element that we investigated was if we were able to persuade users of this target group to move more by providing interaction with an interactive ball. This paper focuses on the challenges we had regarding the use of our method for automatic measurement of movement based on camera recordings during this study. With this paper we like to remind researchers to not rely blindly on the outcome of automatic measurements and instead to analyze measures in depth, which can become difficult when using extensive sets of data.1

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBCSS 2018. Behavior Change Support Systems
    EditorsFloor Sieverink, Randy Klaassen, Robby van Delden, Jobke Wentzel, Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen, Dirk Heylen, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventSixth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems 2018 - Waterloo, Canada
    Duration: 16 Apr 201819 Apr 2018
    Conference number: 6

    Publication series

    NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
    ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073


    ConferenceSixth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems 2018
    Abbreviated titleBCSS 2018
    OtherIn conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, April 16-19, 2018, the University of Waterloo, Canada
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    • Automatic measurements
    • Behavior Change Support Systems
    • Interactive ball
    • Leisure activity
    • PIMD
    • Profound disabilities


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