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      User adoption of the Worktivity mobile app to help reduce occupational sedentary behaviour in an office environment

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      Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction Conference

      4 - 6 July 2018

      Occupational Sedentary Behaviour, Occupational Sitting, Technology Adoption, Digital Technology

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            Abstract

            In this paper we introduce the Worktivity mobile app as a potential solution to help reduce occupational sitting in an office environment. Worktivity functions by sending hourly reminders to stand up or move in addition to showing factual information related to the benefits of being active within the office environment. The Worktivity app was used over a period of 8 weeks by 37 participants aged between 18 and 65 years old from two private office worksites in Northern Ireland. Results demonstrated how users responded to the reminders over the duration of the study with mean acknowledgement rates of 66.06% and 51.57% when using the app and when using the app with a standing desk, respectively.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            July 2018
            July 2018
            : 1-3
            Affiliations
            [0001]School of Computing

            Ulster University

            Jordanstown, UK
            [0002]Sport and Exercise Science Research

            Institute

            Ulster University, Jordanstown, UK
            [0003]Centre for Health and Rehabilitation

            Technologies

            Ulster University

            Jordanstown, UK
            [0004]Sports, Exercise and Health Science

            Research Group

            Edinburgh Napier University

            Edinburgh, UK
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.175
            b33de3c7-e3fd-4585-840c-ff7a5e7625fb
            © Garcia-Constantino et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of British HCI 2018. Belfast, UK.

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            Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
            HCI
            32
            Belfast, UK
            4 - 6 July 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction Conference
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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