Time-related feedback messages for changing activity behaviour of patients with COPD

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    Background: The promotion of physical activity in daily life is an important aspect in the treatment of COPD patients [1]. We developed a telemedicine application – the Activity Coach – that aims to increase activity levels and to balance activities over the day. Activity levels are measured using a triaxial accelerometer, and time-related feedback text messages are provided on a smartphone. The objective of this study was to investigate how COPD patients responded to the feedback messages on a short-term notice. Conclusions: COPD patients significantly change their activity level on a short-term notice in response to time-related feedback messages provided on a smartphone. Ambulant feedback messages might therefore be a valuable component of telemedicine interventions that aim to improve activity behaviour of COPD patients.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication4th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013
    Event4th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, BME 2013 - Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands
    Duration: 24 Jan 201325 Jan 2013
    Conference number: 4

    Publication series

    NameBook of abstracts


    Conference4th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, BME 2013
    Abbreviated titleBME
    CityEgmond aan Zee
    OtherFourth Dutch BME Conference
    Internet address


    • EWI-22937
    • IR-84182
    • METIS-296240

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