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Smart Well-being Applications for Lifestyle Changes

SWELL (Smart Reasoning Systems for Well-being at Work and at Home)

Objectives: This workpackage studies the effective deployment of a smart reasoning infrastructure, and applications that use such an infrastructure, on motivating consumers to make healthy lifestyle choices. A key objective is to identify effective feedback strategies and incorporate these strategies into technology-mediated behaviour change applications.

To empower individuals to live a healthier, more active lifestyleseveral basic human needs must be fulfilled to increase intrinsically motivated behaviour, e.g. competence, autonomy and relatedness. Smart reasoning technology potentially can contribute to intrinsically motivated lifestyle choices, when these needs are addressed effectively. Further understanding in technology-mediated behaviour change applications is needed.The target group concerns individuals with a chronic condition that will benefit from a more active lifestyle.

WP5 will construct, demonstrate and evaluate, according to user-centered design principles, well-being applications that incorporate results from user-studies and technological results from WP1, WP2, WP3 and WP4. A key requirement for these demonstrators is that they are person-centric (i.e. easy to experience, and designed around the end-user) while the underlying technology delivers an advanced experience. Demonstrators will be validated in a pilot setting situated in everyday life. Frequent feedback from stakeholders will be taken into account. A well-being application will be demonstrated as a part of the P7 “golden demo”.

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