The application of a physical activity and location measurement system to public health interventions to promote physical activity

Gillian Maclellan, Lynne Baillie, M. Granat

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Abstract

At least 60% of the world's population is not sufficiently active to benefit their health. This can be attributed in part to reduced participation in active leisure pursuits, and an increase in sedentary behavior in the workplace. Another key factor is that walking has declined in recent decades and this is thought to be due to an increase in car use and layout of urban environments which are dominated by cars and so do not appeal to pedestrians [4]. Other aspects of the local environment such as availability of parks and other recreation facilities, land use and transport system can also have a discouraging or alternatively an encouraging influence on walking and other forms of physical activity [6].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781605584096
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2nd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments 2009 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 9 Jun 200913 Jun 2009

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments 2009
Abbreviated titlePETRA 2009
CountryGreece
CityCorfu
Period9/06/0913/06/09

Keywords

  • Accelerometer
  • Global positioning system (GPS)
  • Health
  • Measurement
  • Physical activity
  • Travel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Maclellan, G., Baillie, L., & Granat, M. (2009). The application of a physical activity and location measurement system to public health interventions to promote physical activity. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments [23] Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1579114.1579137