Effect of a community-based physical activity program using the Internet of Things
ISPAH ePoster Library. Yun H. Oct 16, 2018; 225328; 444
Ms. Hyunok Yun
Ms. Hyunok Yun
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Abstract This study aims to evaluate the effects of a community-based physical activity (PA) program using the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Using the IoT, a community-based PA program provided information related to PA and health, organized a walking competition event and online communities for walking together, and provided food or beverage coupons available within the community as a reward when the participants reached PA goals. In a pilot evaluation, 114 adults (54.4% female, 34.2% 50-60 years old) voluntarily involved in this program and pre- and post-test. As a Control group, 60 adults (46.7% female, 45.0% 50-60 years old) who did not participate in this program in the same communities provided PA and health information and participated in pre- and post-test. At follow-up after 6 months, the participants of the community-based PA program were more active than the prior self-report (p=0.027), while there was no significant difference in the control group (p=0.689). Additionally, there were no statistically significant difference in metabolic indicators including blood pressure, blood sugar, High-Density Lipoprotein, Triglycerides, and abdominal obesity. The pilot results suggest that a community-based PA program using IoT can be a catalyst for promoting PA as populations based approach. There is also a need for further study to related for long-term evaluation. External funding details This work was supported by a grant from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), funded by the Korean Government (Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning) (No. 2015R1C1A2A01054052).Competing interests: The authors declare they have no conflicts of interests for this research
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