Development of a location and movement monitoring system to quantify physical activity

Gillian MacLellan, Lynne Baillie

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

There are currently 1 billion overweight adults in the world according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Being overweight can pose a major risk to the health of an individual. The main reason for the increase in obesity in the West is the large changes in society, for example, our work and our leisure pursuits are becoming increasingly less physically demanding. One of the main ways that, according to the WHO, an individual can combat this is to undertake 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a day. However, it can be difficult for a person to gauge this moderate physical activity. This paper describes the design of a prototype system which collects and subsequently combines data from an activity monitor and GPS device in order to help people to examine their activity patterns. The intention is that the integrated system will provide data to the user and others that will enable them to assess the effectiveness of attempts to increase activity and indicate where barriers to increased activity may exist, particularly those caused by the external environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages2889-2894
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781605580128
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2008 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 5 Apr 200810 Apr 2008

Conference

Conference28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2008
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period5/04/0810/04/08

Keywords

  • Accelerometers
  • Global positioning system (GPS)
  • Mobile HCI
  • Physical activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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