Determinants for Sustained Use of an Activity Tracker

Observational Study

Auteur(s) Sander Hermsen; Jonas Moons; Peter Kerkhof; Carina Wiekens; Martijn Groot, de
Publicatiedatum 2017
Publicatietype Artikel
Kenniscentrum Hogeschool Utrecht, Kenniscentrum Economisch Sterke en Creatieve Stad
Lectoraat Crossmediale Communicatie in het Publieke Domein
Samenvatting This study offers an overview of the natural development of the use of an activity tracker, as well as the relative importance of a range of determinants from literature. Decay is exponential but slower than may be expected from existing literature. Many factors have a small contribution to sustained use. The most important determinants are technical condition, age, user experience, and goal-related factors. This finding suggests that activity tracking is potentially beneficial for a broad range of target groups, but more attention should be paid to technical and user experience–related aspects of activity trackers.
Trefwoorden mobile health, mHealth, physical activity, machine learning, habits
Taal Engels
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Gepubliceerd in JMIR Mhealth Uhealth
Jaargang/Volume 5 nr. 10