Stimulating healthy behavior: the development of a modular e-health platform

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Background: Encouraging healthy eating behavior and increasing physical activity can improve health, vitality, andquality of life. Individuals and health professionals have specific needs and wishes. Creativetechnology allows personalization of blended lifestyle programs that support behavior change bypresenting persuasive elements and self-regulation. However, the development of such personalizeddigital tools are time consuming and expensive. New research projects with regard to physicalactivity and/or nutrition that apply creative technology often start from scratch, while many of thecore components are generic. Therefore, we aim to develop a modular platform that serves as afoundation to build several lifestyle applications for various populations, while taking into accountthe specific needs of the end users. To demonstrate how we can use the platform for a blendedlifestyle program regarding physical activity and nutrition, the SONUTS application was developed. SONUTS helps older adults to maintain or lose weight while preserving muscle mass and function.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2022
EventSupporting Health by Technology - the Netherlands, Groningen
Duration: 12 May 202213 May 2022

Conference

ConferenceSupporting Health by Technology
CityGroningen
Period12/05/2213/05/22

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