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Empower everybody - designing persuasive wearable technology for user empowerment

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Burns, P and Lueg, C and Berkovsky, S, Empower everybody - designing persuasive wearable technology for user empowerment, Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop: The Body in Design, 26 November 2012, Melbourne, Vic, pp. 4-7. ISBN 978-0-9757948-6-9 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

The rising rate of obesity world-wide is a significant problem for society and affected individuals. There is a large body of past and ongoing work into the use of technology to promote increased physical activity in an attempt to reverse this trend. We discuss our ongoing efforts to develop and evaluate low-complexity wearable ambient displays for personal and social activity monitoring. We consider the crucial, and often conflicting, design imperatives of ensuring that persuasive wearables are noticed by the user, providing some level of privacy, and respecting the user’s body and their personal and social image.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:physical activity, obesity, wearable ambient display
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information Systems
Research Field:Computer-Human Interaction
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information Services
Objective Field:Information Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Burns, P (Mr Patrick Burns)
Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
ID Code:83309
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Computing and Information Systems
Deposited On:2013-03-07
Last Modified:2015-03-04
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