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Implicit Interaction: A Modality for Ambient Exercise Monitoring

  • J. Wan
  • M. J. O’Grady
  • G. M. P. O’Hare
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5727)

Abstract

Ambient Exercise refers to the implicit exercise that people undertake in the course of their everyday duties - a simple example being climbing stairs. Increasing awareness of the potential health benefits of such activities may well contribute to an increase in a person’s well-being. Initially, it is necessary to monitor and quantify such exercise so that personalized fitness plans may be constructed. In this paper, the implicit interaction modality is harnessed to enable the capturing of ambient exercise activity thereby facilitating its subsequent quantification and interpretation. The novelty of the solution proposed lies in its ubiquity and transparency.

Keywords

Ambient exercise Implicit interaction Pervasive health 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Wan
    • 1
  • M. J. O’Grady
    • 2
  • G. M. P. O’Hare
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer Science & InformaticsUniversity College Dublin (UCD)Dublin 4Ireland
  2. 2.CLARITY: Centre for Sensor WWW TechnologiesUniversity College Dublin (UCD)Dublin 4Ireland

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