College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University

A Virtual Coach to Increase Physical Activity in Overweight Adults

     Over two-thirds of Americans are currently overweight or obese. Poor adherence to recommended levels of exercise is a major contributory factor. The goal of this study is to integrate a wearable activity monitor from AWare Technologies with a home-computer-based relational agent to provide daily physical activity counseling for overweight adults.

     This project is funded by and performed in collaboration with Partners Center for Connected Health .

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