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Title: CrowdWalk: Leveraging the wisdom of the crowd to inspire walking activities
Authors: Ornelas, Tiago 
Caraban, Ana 
Gouveia, Rúben 
Karapanos, Evangelos 
Keywords: Activity tracking;Behavior change;Crowdsourcing;Persuasive technologies;Self-quantification
Category: Computer and Information Sciences
Field: Natural Sciences
Issue Date: Sep-2015
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
Source: ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, 2015, 07 - 11 September, Osaka, Japan
Conference: ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing 
Abstract: Despite the initial premise of activity trackers, recent work has questioned their long-term efficacy in supporting behavior change. This paper makes two contributions. First, we present a study that inquired into individuals' ways of incorporating physical activity into their daily routines - and specifically, the "why, how, when and where" of physical activity. Secondly, we present CrowdWalk, a mobile app that leverages the wisdom of the crowd to produce location-based "walking challenges", and thus attempts to assist behavior change through highlighting opportunities for physical activity.
DOI: 10.1145/2800835.2800923
Rights: Copyright is held by the owner/author(s)
Type: Conference Papers
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