Designing a mobile application to capture everyday activity

Lynne Baillie, Lee Morton, Gillian Maclellan, Gemma Ryde

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Abstract

Despite the importance of physical activity to health, many people do not meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity. In order to gain a greater understanding of people's activity levels and patterns in everyday life we designed a mobile activity monitoring application, which resides on mobile phones which utilizes the accelerometer and GPS (either as an externally attached component or as in internal component) data. We designed the system to be used by any member of the public and then redesigned the system given continuous feedback from three sets of local authority workers who were just about to commence a walking led scheme. We logged their activity over a week long period.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781605582818
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services 2009 - Bonn, Germany
Duration: 15 Sep 200918 Sep 2009

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services 2009
Abbreviated titleMobileHCI 2009
CountryGermany
CityBonn
Period15/09/0918/09/09

Keywords

  • GPS
  • Mobile phone applications
  • Monitoring
  • Tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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