Requirements, design and pilot study of a physical activity activation system using virtual communities

Lamia Elloumi, Margot Meijerink, Bernhard J.F. van Beijnum, Hermanus J. Hermens

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    Abstract

    Increasing researches support the importance of physical activity in maintaining health and preventing from diseases. Nowadays, researchers from different disciplines and health organizations are putting a lot of effort on interventions and strategies to increase the motivation of people in being more physically active. Following the same incentive, we introduce a novel system “ICT-based Community Coaching‿ as a strategy to motivate people to be physically active. It is a strategy based on human-to-human feedback where we transform the physical activity into a social activity. As the system is a new approach we focused on the elicitation of the requirements. In order to elicit the requirements of this system, we elaborated a scenario in order to make explicit the ideas of the Community Coaching system. Then we elaborated a questionnaire to be able to define important functionalities that can be useful for potential users.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationBiomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies
    EditorsAna Fred, Hugo Gamboa
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages405-425
    Number of pages21
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-54716-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2017
    Event9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies 2016 - Rome, Italy
    Duration: 21 Feb 201623 Feb 2016
    Conference number: 9

    Publication series

    NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume690
    ISSN (Print)1865-0929

    Conference

    Conference9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies 2016
    Abbreviated titleBIOSTEC 2016
    CountryItaly
    CityRome
    Period21/02/1623/02/16

    Keywords

    • EWI-27881
    • Usability Study
    • Usefulness Study
    • Virtual Community
    • Design
    • Physical Activity
    • IR-104530
    • Community Coaching
    • Requirements Elicitation

    Cite this

    Elloumi, L., Meijerink, M., van Beijnum, B. J. F., & Hermens, H. J. (2017). Requirements, design and pilot study of a physical activity activation system using virtual communities. In A. Fred, & H. Gamboa (Eds.), Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (pp. 405-425). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 690). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54717-6_22