International Workshop on Integrating Physical Activity and Health Aspects in Everyday Mobility

UbiComp 2018 Workshop

Monday, October 8, 2018



Smartphones and wearables such as smartwatches opened up the possibility of easily monitoring one's everyday life and providing feedback on individual levels of daily physical activity. Mobility, which is ensured by various passive and active means of transport, can contribute to achieving daily health recommendations. However, in general everyday mobility does not involve substantial levels of physical activity. There are sometimes structural reasons or a lack of motivation and time that impede realizing an active lifestyle in the context of mobility. This can lead to a sedentary lifestyle that can cause various diseases.

The goal of this workshop is to investigate ways to integrate physical activity into everyday mobility in accordance with widely accepted health recommendations. We aim to explore wearable and ambient systems that sense and support active navigation as well as conceptual aspects from a variety of perspectives, such as persuasive technologies, and thus invite researchers from different disciplines to contribute their point of view by means of position papers, posters, and demonstrations. One planned outcome of this workshop is a set of design guidelines for navigation systems that explicitly consider health aspects.