Alert me: Enhancing active lifestyle via observing sedentary behavior using mobile sensing systems

Muhammad Fahim, Thar Baker, Asad Masood Khattak, Omar Alfandi

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10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The use of mobile sensing systems (MSS), via smartphone, in various application domains such as (medical and healthcare) are growing rapidly. However, there is a very limited research and development effort put toward exploiting these smartphone sensing technologies to promote human beings wellness and active lifestyle. This paper introduces 'Alert Me', a smartphone application that quantifies the sedentary behavior (e.g., prolonged sitting) and aims at reducing it. It generates the timely personalized messages by suggesting short breaks to promote active lifestyle. We utilize the accelerometer sensor of smartphone to observe the sedentary behavior of the user under free-living conditions. Alert Me computes the features over accelerometer data and performs the classification to generate the alerts by using computation power of smartphone. It facilitates the users to create a personal profile and manage alerts according to their own choice. We develop an initial working prototype to evaluate the applicability of our approach in a real-world scenario to avoid prolonged uninterrupted periods of sedentary time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 19th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509067046
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 18 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event19th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2017 - Dalian, China
Duration: 12 Oct 201715 Oct 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE 19th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2017
Volume2017-December

Conference

Conference19th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2017
Country/TerritoryChina
CityDalian
Period12/10/201715/10/2017

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 IEEE.

Copyright:
Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Active Lifestyle
  • Sedentary Behavior
  • Smart-phone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health(social science)

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