SmartLife smart clothing gamification to promote energy-related behaviours among adolescents

Ruben Costa, Pedro Oliveira, Antonio Grilo, Ayla Schwarz, Greet Cardon, Ann Desmet, Josue Ferri, Jorge Domenech, Andrew Pomazanskyi

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Abstract

Inactivity and high sedentary behavior among adolescents are main societal problems. Unhealthy lifestyles place a large burden on society and promoting healthy lifestyles is thus key for health, wellness and economic prosperity. These non-communicable diseases and unhealthy lifestyles furthermore occur more often among lower socio-economic groups, which indicates a need for healthy lifestyle promotion programs to help reduce health inequalities and improve social inclusion. The SmartLife project aims to create a mobile game that requires lower body movement, and is personalized by physiological feedback measured by smart textiles. Personalization via smart textiles can present a game challenge achievable for the current fitness level of the player and can adjust this based on activity levels during game play. This approach can improve current exergames to achieve a higher level of intensity in physical activity, needed to create a health impact, and can do so considering what is achievable for the person and hence reduce drop-out and injury risks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering, Technology and Innovation Management Beyond 2020: New Challenges, New Approaches, ICE/ITMC 2017 - Proceedings
EditorsJoao Pedro Mendonca, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, Joao Martins, Alain Zarli, Maria Marques, Marc Pallot
PublisherIEEE
Pages1489-1495
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538607749
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2017 - Madeira Island, Portugal
Duration: 27 Jun 201729 Jun 2017

Publication series

Name2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation: Engineering, Technology and Innovation Management Beyond 2020: New Challenges, New Approaches, ICE/ITMC 2017 - Proceedings
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2017
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityMadeira Island
Period27/06/1729/06/17

Keywords

  • data analytics
  • e-health
  • exergames
  • smart textiles

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