Encouraging Physical Activity via a Personalized Mobile System

Michel C.A. Klein, Adnan Manzoor, Anouk Middelweerd, Julia S. Mollee, Saskia J. te Velde

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Engaging in sufficient physical activity has several beneficial effects on physical and mental health. Still, a large proportion of the Western population doesn't meet the guidelines of being moderately to vigorously active for a minimum of 30 minutes on at least five days a week. Mobile technology provides possibilities for personalized coaching systems, and the results of existing mobile interventions look promising. Here, the authors present a mobile system that goes beyond existing (mobile) physical activity interventions. The approach combines theory and evidence-based behavior-change techniques with a model-based reasoning system, to provide the right support and strategies at the right time for obtaining a physically active lifestyle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-27
JournalIEEE internet computing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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