A wellness Android application with social networking capabilities

Prachi Pendse, Jalisa Greene
2013 Proceedings of the 51st ACM Southeast Conference on - ACMSE '13  
Wellness is an important issue and there is a large market of health-conscious individuals who try to eat more nutritious foods and exercise regularly. With cell phones increasingly integrated into our lives, it is not a new idea to use phones as a tool in encouraging people to be healthy. This project focuses on developing a cell phone application to not only help people keep track of their health-related habits, but to use social networking to give users further motivation to stay fit and to
more » ... mpower them to spread their own wellness tips to a broad audience of similar users. The application also accesses cell phone sensors like GPS to actively interpret how locations the user frequents have an effect on health. This work is applicable to many pervasive information systems for health care, and this research will lead to advances in analyzing sparse, highly uncertain temporal and spatial data and its application to patterns of human behavior.
doi:10.1145/2498328.2500070 dblp:conf/ACMse/PendseG13 fatcat:2irh5fmmq5dsbikggtqvnyjbvu