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Persuasive Mobile Health Applications.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Published

Publication date09/2008
Host publicationElectronic healthcare: First International Conference, eHealth 2008, London, UK, September 8-9, 2008. Revised Selected Papers
EditorsDasun Weerasinghe
Place of publicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages90-97
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-00412-4
Original languageEnglish

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Electronic Healthcare for the 21st Century
CityLondon UK
Period8/09/089/09/08

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
PublisherSpringer
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Electronic Healthcare for the 21st Century
CityLondon UK
Period8/09/089/09/08

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.