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Sensors 2018, 18(6), 1751; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18061751

Smart Sensing Technologies for Personalised e-Coaching

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Biomedical Signals and Systems Group, University of Twente, 7522 NB Enschede, The Netherlands
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CITIC-UGR, University of Granada, E-18015 Granada, Spain
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Telemedicine Group, Roessingh Research and Development, 7500 AH Enschede, The Netherlands
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Smart Environments Research Group, Ulster University, Newtownabbey BT37 0QB, UK
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Received: 25 May 2018 / Accepted: 28 May 2018 / Published: 29 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Sensing Technologies for Personalised Coaching)
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Abstract

People living in both developed and developing countries face serious health challenges related to sedentary lifestyles. It is therefore essential to find new ways to improve health so that people can live longer and age well. With an ever-growing number of smart sensing systems developed and deployed across the globe, experts are primed to help coach people to have healthier behaviors. The increasing accountability associated with app- and device-based behavior tracking not only provides timely and personalized information and support, but also gives us an incentive to set goals and do more. This paper outlines some of the recent efforts made towards automatic and autonomous identification and coaching of troublesome behaviors to procure lasting, beneficial behavioral changes. View Full-Text
Keywords: e-coaching; wearable sensors; smartphones; smart objects; activity recognition; context-awareness; behavior change e-coaching; wearable sensors; smartphones; smart objects; activity recognition; context-awareness; behavior change
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Banos, O.; Hermens, H.; Nugent, C.; Pomares, H. Smart Sensing Technologies for Personalised e-Coaching. Sensors 2018, 18, 1751.

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