ReadySteady

app for accelerometer-based activity monitoring and wellness-motivation feedback system for older adults.

Mithra Vankipuram, Siobhan McMahon, Julie Fleury

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Abstract

Increased physical activity and exercise have been found to reduce falls and decrease mortality and age-related morbidity in older adults. However, a large percentage of this population fail to achieve the necessary levels of activity needed to support health living. In this work, we present a mobile app developed on the iOS platform that monitors activity levels using accelerometry. The data captured by the sensor is utilized to provide real-time motivational feedback to enable reinforcement of positive behaviors in older adults. Pilot experiments (conducted with younger adults) performed to assess validity of activity measurement showed that system accurately measures sedentary, light, moderate and vigorous activities in a controlled lab setting. Pilot tests (conducted with older adults) in the user setting showed that while the app is adept at capturing gross body activity (such as sitting, walking and jogging), additional sensors may be required to capture activities involving the extremities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)931-939
Number of pages9
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
Volume2012
StatePublished - 2012

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Motivation
Mobile Applications
Jogging
Accelerometry
Exercise
Walking
Young Adult
Extremities
Morbidity
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Mortality
Health
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