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Everyone knows that motivation for a certain behavior, such as physical activity, changes over time. To encourage someone to do physical activity, such as walk 30 minutes a day, it is useful to find …

Everyone knows that motivation for a certain behavior, such as physical activity, changes over time. To encourage someone to do physical activity, such as walk 30 minutes a day, it is useful to find the person's highest motivation during the day and prompt the user at that moment. This is a proposal about a technology that could find this period of highest motivation.

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  • 1. Creating a healthy behavior by predicting the motivation wave
  • 2. What is the motivation wave? As everyone has experienced, our motivation to do a certain behavior increases and decrease over time.Motivation Time
  • 3. What is the motivation wave? As everyone has experienced, our motivation to do a certain behavior increases and decrease over time. At highest motivation, you are most likelyMotivation to do the behavior. Time
  • 4. Finding the highest motivationHow do you find the users highest motivationfor becoming physically active, such as walkingfor 30 minutes?
  • 5. Finding the highest motivationHow do you find the users highest motivationfor becoming physically active, such as walkingfor 30 minutes?One idea: integrated mobile app that knows location sleep duration and quality physical activity when the user is free
  • 6. Finding the highest motivationHow do you find the users highest motivationfor becoming physically active, such as walkingfor 30 minutes?One idea: integrated mobile app that knows location sleep duration and quality physical activity when the user is free ...the more information, the better!
  • 7. Mobile app for finding highest motivationUsing input data, the app calculates probabilityof highest motivation for physical activity.
  • 8. Mobile app for finding highest motivationUsing input data, the app calculates probabilityof highest motivation for physical activity.With high enough probability, the app pushesnotifications. For walking 30 minutes, the appmay suggest a good walking route and offertwo buttons: "Yes, Ill take a walk" or "No, notnow".
  • 9. Mobile app for finding highest motivationUsing input data, the app calculates probabilityof highest motivation for physical activity.With high enough probability, the app pushesnotifications. For walking 30 minutes, the appmay suggest a good walking route and offertwo buttons: "Yes, Ill take a walk" or "No, notnow".The app learns and tries to find patterns aboutthe users motivation wave based on userspassive and active input data.
  • 10. Mobile app for finding highest motivationMain features: - Very little effort for the user Almost all the data is passively collected e.g. FitBit/smartphone accelerometer, Lark/sleep sensor, GPS, calendar - App constantly learns i.e. is personalized Results are gotten easily through the user pushing a button
  • 11. Contact meLet me know what you think!Email me: cglu@stanford.edu Im currently in my junior year at Stanford University majoring in Computer Science. Im interested in health technology and how people create healthy behaviors for themselves.