Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 6th International Conference, MobiHealth 2016, Milan, Italy, November 14-16, 2016, Proceedings

Research Article

PEGASO Companion: A Mobile App to Promote Healthy Lifestyles Among Adolescents

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_7,
        author={Maurizio Caon and Stefano Carrino and Laura Condon and Antonio Ascolese and Sara Facchinetti and Marco Mazzola and Paolo Perego and Filip Velickovski and Giuseppe Andreoni and Elena Mugellini},
        title={PEGASO Companion: A Mobile App to Promote Healthy Lifestyles Among Adolescents},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 6th International Conference, MobiHealth 2016, Milan, Italy, November 14-16, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2017},
        month={6},
        keywords={Obesity prevention Persuasive technology Gamification Behaviour change},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_7}
    }
    
  • Maurizio Caon
    Stefano Carrino
    Laura Condon
    Antonio Ascolese
    Sara Facchinetti
    Marco Mazzola
    Paolo Perego
    Filip Velickovski
    Giuseppe Andreoni
    Elena Mugellini
    Year: 2017
    PEGASO Companion: A Mobile App to Promote Healthy Lifestyles Among Adolescents
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_7
Maurizio Caon1,*, Stefano Carrino1, Laura Condon2, Antonio Ascolese3, Sara Facchinetti4, Marco Mazzola5, Paolo Perego6, Filip Velickovski7, Giuseppe Andreoni6, Elena Mugellini1
  • 1: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland
  • 2: University of Nottingham
  • 3: Imaginary SRL
  • 4: Lombardia Informatica SPA
  • 5: Neosperience SPA
  • 6: Politecnico di Milano
  • 7: Technology Centre of Catalonia
*Contact email: maurizio.caon@hes-so.ch

Abstract

Promoting healthy lifestyles can be a successful weapon in counter-fighting the epidemics of overweight and obesity. The PEGASO project aims at encouraging adolescents to become co-creators of their own health. In particular, it aims at creating an ecosystem where adolescents are motivated and supported in adopting healthy lifestyles. In this ecosystem, the PEGASO Companion, a smartphone app, plays the role of universal access to healthy services and providing personalised mechanisms to support behaviour change.