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Using NFC to support and encourage green exercise

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Published

Publication date02/2008
Host publicationSecond International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 2008. PervasiveHealth 2008.
PublisherIEEE
Pages214-217
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-963-9799-15-8
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceSecond International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 2008. PervasiveHealth 2008.
CityTampere, Finland
Period30/01/081/02/08

Conference

ConferenceSecond International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 2008. PervasiveHealth 2008.
CityTampere, Finland
Period30/01/081/02/08

Abstract

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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