The aim of this paper is to design and test a smartphone application which supports personalized running experiences for less experienced runners. As a result of a multidisciplinary three-step design approach Inspirun was developed. Inspirun is a personalized running-application for Android smartphones that aims to fill the gap between running on your own (static) schedule, and having a personal trainer that accommodates the schedule to your needs and profile. With the use of GPS and Bluetooth heart rate monitor support, a user's progress gets tracked. The application adjusts the training schedule after each training session, motivating the runner without a real life coach. Results from three user studies are promising; participants were very satisfied with the personalized approach, both in the profiling and de adaptation of their training scheme.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||11th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA 2016) - Delft, Netherlands|
Duration: 11 Jul 2016 → 14 Jul 2016
Conference number: 11
Vos, S. B., Janssen, M. A., Goudsmit, J. F. A., Lauwerijssen, C., & Brombacher, A. C. (2016). From problem to solution: developing a personalized smartphone application for recreational runners following a three-step design approach. Procedia Engineering, 147, 799-805. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.311