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Opportunities for Persuasive Technology to Motivate Heavy Computer Users for Stretching Exercise

  • Yong-Xiang Chen
  • Siek-Siang Chiang
  • Shu-Yun Chih
  • Wen-Ching Liao
  • Shih-Yao Lin
  • Shang-Hua Yang
  • Shun-Wen Cheng
  • Shih-Sung Lin
  • Yu-Shan Lin
  • Ming-Sui Lee
  • Jau-Yih Tsauo
  • Cheng-Min Jen
  • Chia-Shiang Shih
  • King-Jen Chang
  • Yi-Ping Hung
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8462)

Abstract

Reducing the negative effects of extended computer use is becoming increasingly important and it has been demonstrated that appropriate stretching yields benefits. We investigated the opportunities of motivating heavy computer users to stretch by incorporating mobile and sensing technologies into a 1-on-1 social competition game. We implemented the “Social Persuasion System for Stretching” (SP-Stretch) and conducted a 4-week study with 25 heavy computer users. Based on the quantitative and qualitative results, we identify a number of design considerations, and provide suggestions for future research.

Keywords

Heavy Computer User Stretching Exercise Competition Game 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong-Xiang Chen
    • 1
  • Siek-Siang Chiang
    • 1
  • Shu-Yun Chih
    • 2
  • Wen-Ching Liao
    • 1
  • Shih-Yao Lin
    • 3
  • Shang-Hua Yang
    • 3
  • Shun-Wen Cheng
    • 1
  • Shih-Sung Lin
    • 3
  • Yu-Shan Lin
    • 3
  • Ming-Sui Lee
    • 3
  • Jau-Yih Tsauo
    • 2
  • Cheng-Min Jen
    • 4
  • Chia-Shiang Shih
    • 4
  • King-Jen Chang
    • 5
  • Yi-Ping Hung
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, China
  2. 2.Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationNational Taiwan University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan, China
  3. 3.Graduate Institute of Network and MultimediaNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, China
  4. 4.Hwacom Systems Inc.TaipeiTaiwan, China
  5. 5.Chung-Kang BranchCheng-Ching General HospitalTaichungTaiwan, China

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