The "how, where and when" of physical activity

The "how, where and when" of physical activity

Despite their initial premise of physical-activity trackers in altering individuals’ lifestyles, recent studies have questioned their long-term efficacy. We present a study that sought to understand the walking activities individuals incorporate into their daily...
Footprint Tracker: Supporting Diary Studies with Lifelogging

Footprint Tracker: Supporting Diary Studies with Lifelogging

As HCI shifts “to the wild”, in-situ methods such as Diary Methods and the Experience Sampling Method are gaining momentum. However, researchers have acknowledged the intrusiveness and lack of realism in these methods and have proposed solutions, notably...
Sustaining User Engagement with Behavior Change Tools

Sustaining User Engagement with Behavior Change Tools

Technologies for behavior change have immense potential. Consider, for instance, the case of physical activity trackers. Our healthcare systems are facing unprecedented challenges. Western lifestyles, now spreading throughout the world, have had a direct impact on the...