Motivation in Home Fitnessing: Effects of Immersion and Movement

  • Joyce Westerink
  • Marko de Jager
  • Ronald Bonants
  • Marijn Bruinink
  • Jan van Herk
  • Yvonne de Kort
  • Wijnand Ijsselsteijn
  • Fren Smulders
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4553)

Abstract

In this paper we explore how we can use technology to help people to stay motivated to do home fitnessing. Two experiments with a total of 48 participants were performed, both deploying a bicycling task in a virtual reality, one focusing of effects of immersion, the other on the intrinsic impact of movement. From the results it becomes apparent that user and technology can cooperate to achieve a optimum home fitnessing experience.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joyce Westerink
    • 1
  • Marko de Jager
    • 1
  • Ronald Bonants
    • 1
  • Marijn Bruinink
    • 1
  • Jan van Herk
    • 1
  • Yvonne de Kort
    • 2
  • Wijnand Ijsselsteijn
    • 2
  • Fren Smulders
    • 3
  1. 1.Philips Research, EindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Technology Management, EindhovenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Maastricht University, Department of Psychology, MaastrichtThe Netherlands

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