Personalized techniques for lifestyle change

Jill Freyne, Shlomo Berkovsky, Nilufar Baghaei, Stephen Kimani, Gregory Smith

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Online delivery of lifestyle intervention programs offers the potential to cost effectively reach large cohorts of users with various information and dietary needs. Unfortunately, online systems can fail to engage users in the long term, affecting their ability to sustain positive lifestyle change. In this work we present the initial analysis of a large scale application study of personalized technologies for lifestyle change. We evaluate the stickiness of an eHealth portal which provides individuals with three personalized tools – meal planner, social network feeds, and social comparison – to make change a reality in their lives. More than 5000 Australians took part in a 12 week study and provided solid empirical evidence for how the inclusion of personalized tools can assist and motivate users. Initial results show that the personalized tools boost user interaction with the portal, simplify information access, and assist in motivating users.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Medicine in Europe
Subtitle of host publication13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2011, Proceedings
EditorsMor Peleg, Nada Lavrac, Carlo Combi
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783642222184
ISBN (Print)9783642222177
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2011 - Bled, Slovenia
Duration: 2 Jul 20116 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2011


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