Designing and Introducing an Activity Motivating Mobile Web App Platform for Seniors

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In this paper, we present results from the VERA project regarding design, usability, and motivation for long-term usage of a mobile web app platform that encourages physical and mental activity. The system is designed for elderly inhabitants of senior residences to motivate them to increase their physical and mental activity in everyday life. Activities can be logged in five different categories: everyday activities, endurance, strength, mental, and special activities. The data of a residential home and an assisted living facility and a total of 29 users were analyzed. The results show insight view about the usage and suggest that accompanying help can improve the long-term sustainability of the motivating effect.

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Ambient Assisted Living
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