Masters Theses/Capstone Projects
Exploring End User Experience: How Can We Achieve Lifelong Engagement With Physical Activity Tracking Devices?
Date of Award
Master of Science in Allied Health (MS)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Erica Vam Dop
Activity tracking device, Stimulus Response and Self Determination Theory, Habit Formation, Lifelong Engagement
Medicine and Health Sciences | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sports Sciences
Activity tracking devices provide biofeedback information and encourage people to be active, however, their long-term usage has been problematic. This study explored the theory of reinforcement techniques and the theory of self- determination to enhance long-term usage of activity tracking devices.
A sample of 43 people was surveyed to examine their experience with activity tracking devices. A multi-regression analysis demonstrated significant results(R square=71.6% Sig level=0.012 N=43). The result indicates how individuals with different orientations likely to perceive the supportiveness of their devices and how likely they were to continue using or stop using their devices. Conclusion: understanding the principles of reinforcement techniques and the perceive supportiveness concept of self-determination theory provide insight into the strategies that instigate and maintain long-term usage of the activity tracking devices.
Impelee, Mohammed Karim, "Exploring End User Experience: How Can We Achieve Lifelong Engagement With Physical Activity Tracking Devices?" (2015). Masters Theses/Capstone Projects. 5.
Rehabilitation and Therapy Commons, Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons, Sports Sciences Commons