Physical activity support community togetheractive - architecture, implementation and evaluation

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    Abstract

    Reducing sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity is getting an increased attention of researchers and health organizations due to its significant benefits on health. In the same direction we are proposing a virtual community system, TogetherActive, which supports people in their daily physical activity. The community is connected to physical activity sensors and provide social support (informational, emotional, instrumental and appraisal supports). In order to increase motivation, individual and group goals, comparison, competition and cooperation are the key concepts considered in the system. This paper presents the design, implementation and usability evaluation of the TogetherActive system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2015
    Place of PublicationPortugual
    PublisherSCITEPRESS
    Pages200-211
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-989-758-068-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015
    Event8th International Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 12 Jan 201515 Jan 2015
    Conference number: 8

    Conference

    Conference8th International Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2015
    Abbreviated titleHEALTHINF
    Country/TerritoryPortugal
    CityLisbon
    Period12/01/1515/01/15

    Keywords

    • Virtual Support Community
    • Physical Activity
    • Design
    • Usability Evaluation

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