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GymSkill: Mobile Exercise Skill Assessment to Support Personal Health and Fitness

Lookup NU author(s): Nils Hammerla, Dr Thomas Ploetz, Professor Patrick OlivierORCiD


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We present GymSkill, a personal trainer for the smartphone, contributing to regular physical activity and a healthier lifestyle. GymSkill incorporates automated exercise skill assessment, allowing to track training success as well as the need for improvement. Precise and targeted feedback can increase satisfaction through more efficient training, thereby addressing the important and often neglected aspect of intrinsic motivation. In a first 5-day study, users attested GymSkill the potential to reach training goals faster and to support maintaining long-term motivation. The video shows the app, its features, and the training.

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Author(s): Moeller A, Scherr J, Roalter L, Diewald S, Kranz M, Hammerla N, Ploetz T, Olivier P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive)

Year of Conference: 2011

Notes: Video Proceedings