Proceedings of ICT for Sustainability 2016

Exploiting Fitness Apps for Sustainable Mobility - Challenges Deploying the GoEco! App

Authors
Dominik Bucher, Francesca Cellina, Francesca Mangili, Martin Raubal, Roman Rudel, Andrea Emilio Rizzoli, Omar Elabed
Corresponding Author
Dominik Bucher
Available Online August 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-16.2016.11How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Mobility tracking; Fitness App; Transport Mode
Abstract
The large interest in analyzing one's own fitness led to the development of more and more powerful smartphone applications. Most are capable of tracking a user's position and mode of locomotion, data that do not only reflect personal health, but also mobility choices. A large field of research is concerned with mobility analysis and planning for a variety of reasons, including sustainable transport. Collecting data on mobility behavior using fitness tracker apps is a tempting choice, because they include many of the desired functions, most people own a smartphone and installing a fitness tracker is quick and convenient. However, as their original focus is on measuring fitness behavior, there are a number of difficulties in their usage for mobility tracking. In this paper we denote the various challenges we faced when deploying GoEco! Tracker (an app using the Moves R fitness tracker to collect mobility measurements), and provide an analysis on how to best overcome them. Finally, we summarize findings after one month of large scale testing with a few hundred users within the GoEco! living lab performed in Switzerland.
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Proceedings
ICT for Sustainability 2016
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Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
August 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-224-4
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-16.2016.11How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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