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, London UK, pp. 90-97. ISBN 978-3-642-00412-4

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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.

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