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Open Access FitViz-Ad: A Non-Intrusive Reminder to Encourage Non-Sedentary Behaviour

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Advancement in wearable devices has allowed users to easily capture and monitor their physical activity data. There is a growing interest in using the data captured by these devices for selfmanagement of chronic diseases. People with chronic conditions are encouraged by their clinicians to maintain a non-sedentary lifestyle. However, people tend to be forgetful when it comes to non-sedentary behaviours [26, 41]. We have developed "FitViz-Ad", a non-intrusive reminder to encourage people with Rheumatoid Arthritis to maintain a non-sedentary lifestyle. We conducted a study with fourteen healthy individuals to evaluate the feasibility of FitViz-Ad. We did not find any significant increase in participants' non-sedentary behaviour. However, the findings suggest design implications for developing reminders which encourage non-sedentary behaviour and accommodate different lifestyles.
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Keywords: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY; REMINDERS; RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 28, 2018

This article was made available online on January 13, 2018 as a Fast Track article with title: "FitViz-Ad: A non-intrusive reminder that helps manage and encourage people with rheumatoid arthritis to be physically active".

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