Motivating Healthy Water Intake through Prompting, Historical Information, and Implicit Feedback

Davide Neves, Donovan Costa, Marcio Oliveira, Ruben Jardim, Rúben Gouveia, Evangelos Karapanos

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We describe Hydroprompt, a prototype for sensing and motivating healthy water intake in work environments. In a 3-week field deployment of Hydroprompt, we evaluate the effectiveness of three approaches to behavior change: historical information enabling users to compare their water intake lev- els across different times of day and days of week, implicit feedback providing subtle cues to users on the current hydration levels, and explicit prompting at- tempting to remind participants when hydration falls below acceptable levels or when substantial amount of time has elapsed since the last sip.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Behavior change technologies
  • Water intake
  • Longitudinal study

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