Chick clique: persuasive technology to motivate teenage girls to exercise
CHI EA '06: CHI '06 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
We are developing a preventative health cell phone application that helps motivate teenage girls to exercise by exploiting their social desire to stay connected with their peers. We targeted girls because they are more likely to become less active throughout adolescence and are more likely to use dangerous techniques for losing weight. The intent of Chick Clique is to provide information at opportune times in order to modify the behaviors of girls and ultimately lead to improved health habits. Our study investigated how collecting, sharing and comparing personal fitness information impacts activity level and health awareness.
CHI: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Toscos, Tammy PhD; Faber, Anne; An, Shunying; and Gandhi, Mona Praful, "Chick clique: persuasive technology to motivate teenage girls to exercise" (2006). Health Services and Informatics Research. 61.