CrowdWalk: Leveraging the wisdom of the crowd to inspire walking activities

Tiago Ornelas, Ana Caraban, Rúben Gouveia, Evangelos Karapanos

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Abstract

Despite the initial premise of activity trackers, recent work has questioned their long-term efficacy in supporting behavior change. This paper makes two contributions. First, we present a study that inquired into individuals' ways of incorporating physical activity into their daily routines - and specifically, the "why, how, when and where" of physical activity. Secondly, we present CrowdWalk, a mobile app that leverages the wisdom of the crowd to produce location-based "walking challenges", and thus attempts to assist behavior change through highlighting opportunities for physical activity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages213-216
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 7 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Abbreviated titleUbiComp & ISWC
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period7/09/1511/09/15

Keywords

  • Activity tracking
  • Behavior change
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Persuasive technologies
  • Self-quantification

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    Ornelas, T., Caraban, A., Gouveia, R., & Karapanos, E. (2015). CrowdWalk: Leveraging the wisdom of the crowd to inspire walking activities. In UbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 213-216). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2800835.2800923