Motivational features in an application for presenting dysfunctional movement patterns and for providing support in conducting exercises
Sjölinder, Marie; Avatare Nöu, Anneli; Mylonopoulou, Vasiliki; Korhonen, Olli (2019-11-28)
Sjölinder, M., Avatare Nöu, A., Mylonopoulou, V., Korhonen, O., Motivational features in an application for presenting dysfunctional movement patterns and for providing support in conducting exercises, CENTRIC 2019, The Twelfth International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services, Nov 24-28 2019 Valencia, Spain, p. 37-42
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This work studied motivational features in a mobile application for physiotherapy related exercises. The features supported goal setting, possibilities to follow progress, personalization and possibilities to compare own progress or performance with other users. During the iterative development of the application, an explorative study was conducted where the participants were interviewed about the motivational aspects described above. The respondents emphasized the importance of goal setting together with the physiotherapist and being able to follow progress. With respect to being able to compare performance or progress with other users, the outcome of our work was in line with previous research where comparisons have been rejected. However, if the comparison is disguised as a gamification element people may be more willing as a part of a competition or in terms of contributing to a group.
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