Title

Chick Clique: Persuasive Technology to Motivate Teenage Girls to Exercise

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2006

Publication Source

Proceedings of the 24th annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’06).

Inclusive pages

218-221

Publisher

ACM Digital Library

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

We are developing a preventative health cell phone application that helps motivate teenage girls to exercise by exploiting their social desire to stay connected with their peers. We targeted girls because they are more likely to become less active throughout adolescence and are more likely to use dangerous techniques for losing weight. The intent of Chick Clique is to provide information at opportune times in order to modify the behaviors of girls and ultimately lead to improved health habits. Our study investigated how collecting, sharing and comparing personal fitness information impacts activity level and health awareness.

Keywords

Persuasive Technology, Teenage Obesity, Health Informatics, Preventative Applications

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Science and Technology Studies

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