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This multidisciplinary paper reports on a large-scale field trial, designed and implemented by a group of social scientists, computer scientists and statisticians, of a new smartphone-based app for the promotion of walking in everyday life. The app, bActive, is designed for a more diverse range of users than the typical active-lifestyle app, since it(More)
BACKGROUND Smartphones are ideal for promoting physical activity in those with little intrinsic motivation for exercise. This study tested three hypotheses: H1 - receipt of social feedback generates higher step-counts than receipt of no feedback; H2 - receipt of social feedback generates higher step-counts than only receiving feedback on one's own walking;(More)
Mercedes E. Filho, Paulo Garcia, Gilles Duvert, Gaspard Duchene, Eric Thiebaut, John Young, Olivier Absil, Jean-Phillipe Berger, Thomas Beckert, Sebastian Hoenig, Dieter Schertl, Gerd Weigelt, Leonardo Testi, Eric Tatuli, Virginie Borkowski, Michaël de Becker , Jean Surdej, Bernard Aringer, Joseph Hron, Thomas Lebzelter, Andrea Chiavassa, Romano Corradi,(More)
This paper uses social practice theory to study the interweaving of walking into everyday practices and considers how greater awareness of everyday walking can influence its position within the organisation and scheduling of everyday life. Walking is of policy interest because of its perceived benefits for health. This paper asserts that increased awareness(More)
1 Departamento de F́ısica da Faculdade de Engenharia & Centro de Astrof́ısica, Universidade do Porto, Portugal pgarcia@astro.up.pt 2 Laboratoire d’Astrophysique UMR UJF-CNRS 5571, Université Joseph Fourier, France 3 Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Spain 4 Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation, Hawaii, USA 5 School of Physics, University of Exeter, UK(More)
Mercedes E. Filho, Stephanie Renard, Paulo Garcia, Gilles Duvert, Gaspard Duchene, Eric Thiebaut, John Young, Olivier Absil, Jean-Phillipe Berger, Thomas Beckert, Sebastian Hoenig, Dieter Schertl, Gerd Weigelt, Leonardo Testi, Eric Tatuli, Virginie Borkowski, Michaël de Becker, Jean Surdej, Bernard Aringer, Joseph Hron, Thomas Lebzelter, Andrea Chiavassa,(More)
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