GymSkill: Mobile Exercise Skill Assessment to Support Personal Health and Fitness (2011)

Author(s): Moeller A, Scherr J, Roalter L, Diewald S, Kranz M, Hammerla N, Ploetz T, Olivier P

    Abstract: We present GymSkill, a personal trainer for the smartphone, contributing to regular physical activity and a healthier lifestyle. GymSkill incorporates automated exercise skill assessment, allowing to track training success as well as the need for improvement. Precise and targeted feedback can increase satisfaction through more efficient training, thereby addressing the important and often neglected aspect of intrinsic motivation. In a first 5-day study, users attested GymSkill the potential to reach training goals faster and to support maintaining long-term motivation. The video shows the app, its features, and the training.

    Notes: Video Proceedings

      • Date: 12-15 June 2011
      • Conference Name: International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive)
      • Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. abstract)
      • Bibliographic status: Published

        Professor Patrick Olivier
        Professor of Human-Computer Interaction

        Dr Thomas Ploetz
        Reader in "Computational Behaviour Analysis"