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An action-based behavior model for persuasive telehealth

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Publication date2010
Host publicationAging Friendly Technology for Health and Independence. ICOST 2010.
EditorsYeunsook Lee, Z. Zenn Bien, Mounir Mokhtari, Jeong Tai Kim, Mignon Park, Jongbae Kim, Heyoung Lee, Ismail Khalil
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages9
ISBN (electronic)9783642137785
ISBN (print)3642137776 , 9783642137778
<mark>Original language</mark>English

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NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Technological advances in telehealth systems are primarily focused on sensing, monitoring and analysis. Intervention, behavior alternation and in general affecting change could use additional research and technology development. Many people, especially the elderly, are resistant to change. Such resistance diminishes the impact factor of telehealth systems. Persuasion technology and mechanisms are urgently needed to counter this resistance to change and promote healthy lifestyle. In this paper, we propose an action- based behavior model to enable persuasion. We also review existing technologies we believe are most suitable for enabling persuasive telehealth. We present our ongoing work in the domain of behavior alteration for obese and diabetic individuals. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.