Social toothbrush: Fostering family nudging around tooth brushing habits

Ana Caraban, Maria José Ferreira, Rúben Gouveia, Evangelos Karapanos

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Abstract

The earlier in life an individual adopts healthy practices the more impact those practices have on the long term. In this paper we present Social Toothbrush, a hardware plugin for electric toothbrushes that aims to induce proper tooth brushing behaviors on young children and adults. Social Toothbrush does so by taking advantage of family communication and coordination practices to encourage healthy practices. We first describe the theoretical grounding of our design process, Social Translucence, followed by the design and development of Social Toothbrush.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages649-654
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 7 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Abbreviated titleUbiComp & ISWC
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period7/09/1511/09/15

Keywords

  • Behavior change
  • Family
  • Persuasive technology
  • Tooth brushing
  • Ubiquitous computing

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