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
Pages213-216
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 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 Sept 201511 Sept 2015

Conference

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

Keywords

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

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