Improving User engagement by Aggregating and Analysing Health and Fitness Data on a mobile device

Springer Series: Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI
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Inclusive Smart Cities and e-Health, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2015, 2015, 9102 (Inclusive Smart Cities and e-Health), pp. 325 - 330
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Nowadays, health, fitness and contextual data can be ubiquitously collected using wearable devices, sensors and smart phones and be stored in various servers and devices. However, to engage users in active monitoring of their health and fitness, it is essential to personalise the monitoring and have all the relevant data in one place. It is also important to give users control on how their data is collected, analysed, presented and stored. This paper presents how those important features are integrated in myFitnessCompanion®, an Android Health and fitness app developed by our team. The app is able to aggregate data from multiple sources, keep it on the phone or export it to servers or Electronic Health Records (EHR). It can also present the aggregated data in a personalised manner. A mobile app such as myFitnessCompanion® is a solution to the personalisation, interoperability and control issues that are key to user engagement.
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