Teenagers' usage of a mobile-wearable-cloud platform to promote healthy lifestyles : the PEGASO experience

Caon, Maurizio (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Carrion, Stefano (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Angelini, Leonardo (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Abou Khaled, Omar (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Mugellini, Elena (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Velickovski, Filip (EURECAT, Barcelona, Spain) ; Andreoni, Giuseppe (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

In contemporary society, non-communicable diseases linked to unhealthy lifestyles, such as obesity, are on the rise with a major impact on global deaths. Prevention is the new frontier, promising to increase life expectancy and quality, while reducing costs related to healthcare. The PEGASO project developed a mobile ecosystem where the digital Companion aims at empowering teenagers in the adoption of healthy lifestyles. The pilot study conducted in three European countries (Spain, UK and Italy) shows a good acceptance of the system and that teenagers are keen to use mobile technology to improve their lifestyle, although wearable devices did not engage the young users


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full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-FR
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
Honolulu, USA, 17-21 July 2018
Date:
2018-07
Honolulu, USA
17-21 July 2018
Pagination:
4 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of the 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'18)
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