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Using NFC to support and encourage green exercise

Rashid, Omer and Coulton, Paul and Bird, William (2008) Using NFC to support and encourage green exercise. In: Second International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 2008. PervasiveHealth 2008. IEEE, pp. 214-217. ISBN 978-963-9799-15-8

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel system using NFC to increase support and encouragement of outdoor physical activity, or dasiagreen exercisepsila. The main aim of the project is to help combat the effects of the increasingly sedentary lifestyle of the British population which is leading to increasing health problems. The paper presents both the design and implementation of prototype system together with results from the initial field trials conducted in Hyde Park in London. The results confirm that NFC has a number of benefits in that, it is easy to deploy, easy to use and understand, and highlight the potential significance of a long term study.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Green Exercise ; NFC ; Walking ; mobile
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 21202
Deposited By: Dr Paul Coulton
Deposited On: 22 Dec 2008 10:30
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:59
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/21202

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