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Persuasive Mobile Health Applications.

Garcia Wylie, Carlos Miguel and Coulton, Paul (2008) Persuasive Mobile Health Applications. In: Electronic healthcare. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering . Springer, Berlin, pp. 90-97. ISBN 978-3-642-00412-4

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Abstract

With many industrialized societies bearing the cost of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle on the health of their populations there is a need to find new ways of encouraging physical activity to promote better health and well being. With the increasing power of mobile phones and the recent emergence of personal heart rate monitors, aimed at dedicated amateur runners, there is now a possibility to develop “Persuasive Mobile Health Applications” to promote well being through the use of real-time physiological data and persuade users to adopt a healthier lifestyle. In this paper we present a novel general health monitoring software for mobile phones called Heart Angel. This software is aimed at helping users monitor, record, as well as improve their fitness level through built-in cardio-respiratory tests, a location tracking application for analyzing heart rate exertion over time and location, and a fun mobile-exergame called Health Defender.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: eHealth ; persuasive ; exercise ; mobile
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
ID Code: 22899
Deposited By: Dr Paul Coulton
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2009 19:56
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:58
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22899

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