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SitLight: a Wearable Intervention for Improving Sitting Behavior
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Various studies have taken different approaches to persuade users into adopting a healthy sitting posture. In addition to the sedentary lifestyles we have come to adopt, the importance and reasoning of these studies stem from the adverse effects of poor posture on our health and mood. However, studies approaching this area with real-time visual modality integrated into clothing are rather sparse. Utilizing this integration might potentially fulfill the requirements of the ubiquitous computing era and inform the users in a calmer way. To evaluate various aspects of this concept, a mid-fidelity prototype was developed and tested with users. Semi-structured interviews were then conducted to obtain their thoughts and opinions on such an approach. In addition to the approval of the concept, further concerns, advantages and disadvantages were disclosed, and used to inform a design space for similar concepts. Although requiring more research, the results of this study outline a primary design space consisting of essential characteristics one needs to be aware of when designing a similar concept.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 46
Series
Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM) ; SPM 2018.18
Keywords [en]
Wearable technology, smart clothing, visual modality, posture improvement, persuasive technology, calm technology
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-149740OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-149740DiVA, id: diva2:1224136
Educational program
Master's Programme in Human-Computer Interaction
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Available from: 2018-06-27 Created: 2018-06-26 Last updated: 2018-06-27Bibliographically approved

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