12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare – Demos, Posters, Doctoral Colloquium

Research Article

ActiThings: Motivating the Prevention of Frailty

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-4-2018.2276316,
        author={Jochen Meyer and Elke Beck and Kai von Holdt and Susanne Boll},
        title={ActiThings: Motivating the Prevention of Frailty},
        proceedings={12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare -- Demos, Posters, Doctoral Colloquium},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI},
        year={2018},
        month={8},
        keywords={motivation technology opportune moments prevention frailty elderly persons},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-4-2018.2276316}
    }
    
  • Jochen Meyer
    Elke Beck
    Kai von Holdt
    Susanne Boll
    Year: 2018
    ActiThings: Motivating the Prevention of Frailty
    PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-4-2018.2276316
Jochen Meyer,*, Elke Beck1, Kai von Holdt1, Susanne Boll2
  • 1: OFFIS Institute for Information Technology
  • 2: University of Oldenburg
*Contact email: meyer@offis.de

Abstract

Simple home-based physical activities are effective in the prevention of frailty for elderly persons, but adherence to such programs is challenging. We suggest the ActiThings toolkit for the provision of environmental prompts in opportune moments. We describe the design of two functional prototypes to motivate for exercising in opportune moments and to tackle sedentary behavior. We outline the evaluation results and discuss implications for future work. Motivation technology, opportune moments, prevention, frailty, elderly persons