Exploring Longitudinal Use of Activity Trackers

@article{Meyer2016ExploringLU,
  title={Exploring Longitudinal Use of Activity Trackers},
  author={Jochen Meyer and Jochen Schnauber and Wilko Heuten and Harm Wienbergen and Rainer Hambrecht and Hans-J{\"u}rgen Appelrath and Susanne Boll},
  journal={2016 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI)},
  year={2016},
  pages={198-206}
}
Networked activity trackers have become an important tool for assessing physical activity, as part of behavior change interventions, within epidemiological studies, or driven by personal interest. However the use of activity trackers is often abandoned after a few months, and their effect on health behavior is unclear. We conducted a longitudinal study observing the use of activity trackers by 34 patients recovering from a myocardial infarction. The patients used the tracker continuously for up… CONTINUE READING

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