Towards physical activity support community

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    Abstract

    Nowadays it is recognized that physical activity, besides other lifestyles, has indisputable beneficial affects on cardiovascular diseases prevention and treatment. Additionally the social support is important and has a valuable impact on the outcomes in cardiovascular disease patients. To provide the patients the social support needed and, to support and motivate them in their daily physical activity, we are working on building a mobile virtual community for physical activity support connected to a triaxial accelerometer, where the physical activity will be monitored and the main objective will be to motivate and support the patients to be adequately physically active. In this paper, the main functionalities supported by the community are discussed and the instrumental support is also investigated and metrics, based on the IMA metric, are proposed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication6th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2012
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    Pages1-4
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-1234-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
    Event6th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2012 - La Jolla, United States
    Duration: 25 Mar 201229 Mar 2012
    Conference number: 6

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society

    Conference

    Conference6th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2012
    Abbreviated titleISMICT
    CountryUnited States
    CityLa Jolla
    Period25/03/1229/03/12

    Keywords

    • METIS-286361
    • IR-80435
    • Hypertension
    • Cardiovascular Diseases
    • EWI-21868
    • Heart Failure
    • Instrumental Support
    • Social Support
    • Physical Activity
    • Virtual Community

    Cite this

    Elloumi, L., van Beijnum, B. J. F., & Hermens, H. J. (2012). Towards physical activity support community. In 6th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2012 (pp. 1-4). USA: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISMICT.2012.6203038