ActivMON: a wearable ambient activity display

Patrick Burns, Christopher Lueg, Shlomo Berkovsky

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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 encourageasustained 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMMS 2011: Mobile und ubiquitäre Informationssysteme
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings zur 6. Konferenz (MMS 2011)
EditorsHagen Höpfner, Günther Specht, Thomas Ritz, Christian Bunse
Place of PublicationBonn
PublisherGesellschaft fur Informatik (GI)
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783885792796
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventMMS 2011: Mobile und ubiquitäre Informationssysteme. Konferenz - Kaiserslautern, Germany
Duration: 28 Feb 201128 Feb 2011


ConferenceMMS 2011: Mobile und ubiquitäre Informationssysteme. Konferenz


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