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