FLOW pillow: exploring sitting experience towards active ageing

X. Ren, V.J.J. Visser, Y. Lu, R.G.A. Brankaert, S.A.M. Offermans, H.A.H. Nagtzaam

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Abstract

In this paper, we present an exploratory study of the prototype of FLOW, a portable exercise platform that aims at aiding sedentary behavior among elderly people by offering them a more active sitting experience in their daily routines. We designed FLOW based on three iterations, revolving technology implementation, interaction design, and user experience design. With our prototype, we conducted a pilot study with elderly people (n=5) in a care center in the Netherlands. We evaluated user experiences and interactions with the FLOW pillow through observation, interview, and questionnaire techniques from Flow Theory. By analyzing the obtained data from the pilot study, we discussed the opportunities of FLOW in motivating active sitting behaviors for elderly and implications for future works.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI'16, 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct, 6-9, 2016, Florence, Italy
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages706-713
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4413-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016
Event18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2016) - Florence, Italy
Duration: 6 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
Conference number: 18
http://mobilehci.acm.org/2016/

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2016)
Abbreviated titleMobileHCI'16
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period6/09/169/09/16
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