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ActivMON: A Wearable Ambient Activity Display


Burns, P and Lueg, C and Berkovsky, S, ActivMON: A Wearable Ambient Activity Display, Proceedings MMS 2011: Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) GI-Edition, 28 Feb 2011, Kaiserslautern, Germany, pp. 11-24. ISSN 1617-5468 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Global increases in overweight and obesity are linked to a trend towards decreased levels of physical activity. In combating this problem, we present ActivMON a wearable ambient display which illuminates with a varying colour to provide a user with an intuitive visualisation of their daily activity level, as well as using a pulsing illumination to provide an indication of the activity level of other users. ActivMON is able to progressively increase a user's daily activity goal to encourage a sustained increase in physical activity. We present an initial evaluation of ActivMON, as well as discussing possible future research directions involving the use of wearable ambient displays to motivate physical activity.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Burns, P (Mr Patrick Burns)
UTAS Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
ID Code:74989
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2011-12-22
Last Modified:2015-03-04
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