fiee 16(7): e4

Research Article

A platform for user empowerment through Self Ecological Momentary Assessment / Intervention

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261615,
        author={Roberto \^{A}lvarez and Ane Murua and Arkaitz Artetxe and Gorka Epelde and Andoni Beristain},
        title={A platform for user empowerment through Self Ecological Momentary Assessment / Intervention},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments},
        volume={2},
        number={7},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={FIEE},
        year={2015},
        month={12},
        keywords={mobile health, user empowerment, ecological momentary assessment, ecological momentary intervention, quantified-self},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261615}
    }
    
  • Roberto Álvarez
    Ane Murua
    Arkaitz Artetxe
    Gorka Epelde
    Andoni Beristain
    Year: 2015
    A platform for user empowerment through Self Ecological Momentary Assessment / Intervention
    FIEE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261615
Roberto Álvarez1,*, Ane Murua1, Arkaitz Artetxe1, Gorka Epelde1, Andoni Beristain1
  • 1: Vicomtech-IK4
*Contact email: ralvarez@vicomtech.org

Abstract

This paper presents a software platform for semi-automatic life-style self-monitoring, analysis and intervention. Our approach focuses on user empowerment, engaging them into improving their own well-being. We provide a set of software tools which allow users to: (1) collect data from their daily lives, based on Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) techniques; (2) carry out interventions in their daily habits, with time/location aware notifications based on Ecological Momentary Intervention (EMI) techniques and (3) obtain insights –which help them in the task of defining those interventions¬ using visual analytics techniques. The contribution of this work is the EMA/EMI techniques being used by the user itself, opposed to conventional researcher-centered approaches.