HOW MANY STEPS - DO THEY COUNT? - Experiments on Pedometer Use

Eija Koskivaara, Harri Helajärjvi, Leena Haanpää, Olli J. Heinonen, Raija Laukkanen

Abstract

Physical inactivity is the fourth highest risk for mortality globally. One of the main drivers for physical activity (PA) in the future could be information and communication technology (ICT) gadgets and services that support active way of living. This paper focuses on how pedometer use supports PA and the end-user experience of the device. 26 subjects took part in a five-month study. Data was collected with a semi-structured questionnaire from individuals using pedometers and reporting their daily steps. The participants increased their PA during the project and most of them wanted to continue with the more active lifestyle.

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Koskivaara E., Laukkanen R., Helajärjvi H., Heinonen O. and Haanpää L. (2012). HOW MANY STEPS - DO THEY COUNT? - Experiments on Pedometer Use . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8565-08-2, pages 589-592. DOI: 10.5220/0003928605890592


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist12,
author={Eija Koskivaara and Raija Laukkanen and Harri Helajärjvi and Olli J. Heinonen and Leena Haanpää},
title={HOW MANY STEPS - DO THEY COUNT? - Experiments on Pedometer Use},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2012},
pages={589-592},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003928605890592},
isbn={978-989-8565-08-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - HOW MANY STEPS - DO THEY COUNT? - Experiments on Pedometer Use
SN - 978-989-8565-08-2
AU - Koskivaara E.
AU - Laukkanen R.
AU - Helajärjvi H.
AU - Heinonen O.
AU - Haanpää L.
PY - 2012
SP - 589
EP - 592
DO - 10.5220/0003928605890592