Let us Get Real! Integrated Approach for Virtual Coaching and Real Time Activity Monitoring in Lifestyle Change Support Systems

Olga Anatoliyivna Kulyk, Hendrikus J.A. op den Akker, Randy Klaassen

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Abstract

There is a fast growing number of eHealth systems aiming at supporting a healthy lifestyle. Tailored lifestyle coaching services offer individual users access to web portals where they can communicate about a growing number of ingredients of everyday life concern: physical activity, nutrition, medication, mood, sleep. Mobile technology in combination with body worn sensors support user’s awareness of their physical condition and lifestyle. Despite the large number of available lifestyle interventions and pilot trials, only very few are successfully transferred into the real health care practice. This paper presents new insights and recommendations for the design of lifestyle support systems with personalized virtual coaching based on two user studies. The ﬿rst study focuses on the mobile physical activity coaching for diabetes patients and of﬿ce workers. The second study summarizes the persuasive factors on attitudes of high-risk adolescents towards a virtual coach in mobile eHealth applications and social media. We present a new approach that integrates an animated digital coach in an activity monitoring lifestyle change support system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine (eTELEMED 2014)
EditorsJulia E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen, M Hettinga, A Smedberg
Place of PublicationBarcelona, Spain
PublisherIARIA
Pages211-216
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-61208-327-8
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
Event6th International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2014 - Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despi, Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 23 Mar 201427 Mar 2014
Conference number: 6
http://www.iaria.org/conferences2014/eTELEMED14.html

Publication series

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PublisherIARIA

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2014
Abbreviated titleeTELEMED
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period23/03/1427/03/14
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Keywords

  • EWI-25466
  • IR-90531
  • METIS-299365

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