A4 Article in conference proceedings
How many steps – do they count? Experiments on pedometer use




List of Authors: Eija Koskivaara, Leena Haanpää, Harri Helajärvi, Raija Laukkanen, Olli J. Heinonen
Publication year: 2012
Book title *: 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies
ISBN: 978-989-8565-08-2

Abstract

Physical inactivity is the fourth highest risk for mortality globally.
One of the main drivers for physical activity (PA) in the future could
be information and communication technology (ICT) gadgets and services
that support active way of living. This paper focuses on how pedometer
use supports PA and the end-user experience of the device. 26 subjects
took part in a five-month study. Data was collected with a
semi-structured questionnaire from individuals using pedometers and
reporting their daily steps. The participants increased their PA during
the project and most of them wanted to continue with the more active
lifestyle.


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