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Title: Improving posture and sitting behavior through tactile and visual feedback in a sedentary environment
Authors: Van Almkerk, Marc
Bierling, Bart
Leermakers, Nono
Vinken, Jeroen
Timmermans, Annick
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: IEEE Xplore
Citation: Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, p. 4570-4573
Series/Report: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings
Abstract: This paper presents the concept Backtive: an interactive office chair with an accompanying mobile application to provide both tactile and visual feedback for the user to correct his posture and make him more aware of the sitting behavior throughout the day. The concept aims to make people unintentionally and more voluntarily aware of their sitting behavior while not interrupting their daily tasks. The concept is developed through a user centered design approach and by building a prototype to test feasibility as well as evaluating the concept. An evaluation with four persons received positive results with regard to credibility and expectancy of Backtive for posture improvement. Participants also expect that Backtive would be easy in use and are likely to integrate the system in their daily activities.
Notes: van Almkerk, M (reprint author), Eindhoven Univ Technol, Dept Ind Design, NL-5600 MB Eindhoven, Netherlands. m.v.almkerk@student.tue.nl; b.l.bierling@student.tue.nl; leermakers@student.tue.nl; jv@jeroenvinken.nl; annick.timmermans@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/19063
DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319411
ISI #: 000371717204210
ISBN: 9781424492701
ISSN: 1557-170X
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validation: ecoom, 2017
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