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Step by Step – Users and Non-Users of Life-Logging Technologies

  • Chantal LidyniaEmail author
  • Philipp Brauner
  • Laura Burbach
  • Martina Ziefle
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 795)

Abstract

A pronounced deficit of physical activity is one of the challenges in today’s societies. Lacking the minimum of activity recommended for a healthy lifestyle can be avoided by so-called life-logging technologies. However, usage is still low. To understand what factors contribute to an acceptance and use of these technologies, we conducted a quantitative online study with users and non-users. In total, 412 people have participated, 225 of them active users of life-logging technologies and 187 non-users. It was found that individual user characteristics shape its acceptance. For instance, the goals for possible behavior change, which the use of life-logging devices can support, differ significantly between users and non-users. Furthermore, the study reveals that factors such as age, motives for physical activity, and privacy concerns are key determinants for projected acceptance of life-logging technologies.

Keywords

Persuasive technology Privacy User modelling Quantified-self Consumer Health Information Technology 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Parts of this work have been funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under project No. KIS1DSD045 “myneData” and V5JPI004 “PAAL.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chantal Lidynia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Philipp Brauner
    • 1
  • Laura Burbach
    • 1
  • Martina Ziefle
    • 1
  1. 1.Human-Computer Interaction Center (HCIC)RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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