Step up life Conference Paper uri icon


  • Copyright 2014 ACM. A recent trend in the popular health news is, reporting the dangers of prolonged inactivity in one's daily routine. The claims are wide in variety and aggressive in nature, link- ing a sedentary lifestyle with obesity and shortened lifespans [25]. Rather than enforcing an individual to perform a phys- ical exercise for a predefined interval of time, we propose a design, implementation, and evaluation of a context aware health assistant system (called Step Up Life) that encour- ages a user to adopt a healthy life style by performing simple, and contextually suitable physical exercises. Step Up Life is a smart phone application which provides physical activity reminders to the user considering the practical constraints of the user by exploiting the context information like the user location, personal preferences, calendar events, time of the day and the weather [9]. A fully functional implementation of Step Up Life is evaluated by user studies.

name of conference

  • the Third ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the Third ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on the Use of GIS in Public Health - HealthGIS '14

author list (cited authors)

  • Rajanna, V., Lara-Garduno, R., Behera, D. J., Madanagopal, K., Goldberg, D., & Hammond, T.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Rajanna, Vijay||Lara-Garduno, Raniero||Behera, Dev Jyoti||Madanagopal, Karthic||Goldberg, Daniel||Hammond, Tracy

publication date

  • January 2014