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, Tampere, Finland, pp. 214-217. ISBN 978-963-9799-15-8

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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.

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