Using heart rate monitors for personal wellness: The user experience perspective

Aino Ahtinen, Jani Mäntyjärvi, Jonna Hakkila

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we present a user study of the heart rate monitors (HRM), which is a commonly used personal wellness technology. HRMs have been used over several years for adjusting the exercise level and in the advanced form, also for measuring the users' fitness level and its progress. The user study included interviews with the HRM users and a survey with over 860 active or former users. We identified four different types of HRM users based on the current usage activity and their perceived progress of usage motivation within time, and compared their perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses related to HRMs. The findings provide valuable information for understanding the end-user needs and background knowledge for developing personal wellness technologies and applications further.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publication30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEMBS 2008
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages1591-1597
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1814-5, 978-1-4244-1815-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEMBS 2008 - Vancouver, BC, United States
    Duration: 20 Aug 200825 Aug 2008

    Conference

    Conference30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEMBS 2008
    Abbreviated titleIEMBS 2008
    CountryUnited States
    CityVancouver, BC
    Period20/08/0825/08/08

    Cite this

    Ahtinen, A., Mäntyjärvi, J., & Hakkila, J. (2008). Using heart rate monitors for personal wellness: The user experience perspective. In Proceedings: 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEMBS 2008 (pp. 1591-1597). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2008.4649476