Increasing Physical and Social Activity through Virtual Coaching in an Ambient Environment

Ward van Breda, Arjen Brandenburgh, Wim van der Ham, Peter Roelofsma, Michel Klein, Lisette Moeskops

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Abstract

This paper describes the development and the validation of an ambient system (AAL-VU) that empowers its users in self-management of daily activities and social connectedness. The system combines state-of-the-art psychological knowledge on elderly user requirements for sustained behavior change with modern ICT technology in suggesting an adaptive ambient solution for the prevention and management of chronic diseases, inactivity and loneliness , thus resulting in a higher quality of life. Specifically, the AAL-VU system stimulates beneficial levels of activity in elderly as well as social connected-ness. The focus on physical and social activity was chosen as this is recognized as a crucial element for the prevention, cure, and management of many chronic illnesses.

Increasing Physical and Social Activity through Virtual Coaching in an Ambient Environment. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281289812_Increasing_Physical_and_Social_Activity_through_Virtual_Coaching_in_an_Ambient_Environment [accessed Apr 25, 2017].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActive Media Technology - 10th International Conference, AMT 2014, Proceedings
Pages487-500
Number of pages14
Volume8610 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
Event10th International Conference on Active Media Technology, AMT 2014 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 11 Aug 201414 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8610 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Active Media Technology, AMT 2014
CountryPoland
CityWarsaw
Period11/08/1414/08/14

Keywords

  • ambient assisted living
  • physical activity
  • self-management
  • social connectedness
  • virtual coaching

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