HealthNavigator

Goal

Patients with a chronic heart disease, who regularly exercise, can reduce further deterioration of the disease, prevent readmission and increase their quality of life. Chronic heart diseases limit patients’ physical capabilities. As a result, patients often feel insecure and are uncertain of how to best stay within their physical limits. Consequently, many patients become too careful and avoid exercise in general.

HealthNavigator aims to improve physical fitness of chronic heart patients and increase confidence about their physical abilities. The system encourages the patient while walking and cycling on touristic paths by providing feedback on the patient’s performance, based on measured sensor data, and available information about the environment. The system consists of an app on a smartphone and an additional set of sensors. HealthNavigator will be an easy-to-use system, which can measure heart rate, activity, and when appropriate, saturation and breathing frequency. Furthermore, the app proposes different walking routes and shows the routes’ characteristics, such as difficulty or prospective arrival time (based on medical data). On route, the system provides navigation and presents touristic and topographic information. During delays, the system can compute alternatives, e.g. the fastest way home.

The consortium consists of three partners from Germany: Gewinet e.V., Schüchtermann Schiller’sche Kliniken, OFFIS e.V. and one partner from the Netherlands: Roessingh Research and Development. The project started in 2011 and will run for 4 years.

Persons
Publications
Coaching of Body Awareness Through an App-Guide: The HealthNavigator

Wilko HeutenHermie HermensJan-Dirk HoffmannMonique TabakJanko TimmermannDetlev WillemsenAnke WorkowskiJohannes Technau; 2017

HeartBeat: Tactile Support for Keeping a Target Heart Rate

Janko TimmermannBenjamin PoppingaWilko HeutenSusanne Boll; EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology; 007 / 2017

Input Methods for the Borg-RPE-Scale on Smartwatches

Timmermann, Janko; Heuten, Wilko; Boll, Susanne; Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare; 05 / 2015

Simplifying the Input of Perceived Exertion in the Mobile context using Prediction

Timmermann, Janko; Schiotka, Alexander; Heuten, Wilko; Boll, Susanne; Workshop on Designing Interaction and Visualization for Mobile Applications in Conjuction with INTERACT 2015; 09 / 2015

Heart-Rate Displays: Concrete or Abstract?

Timmermann, Janko; Heuten, Wilko; Boll, Susanne; HCI and sports Workshop in Conjunction with CHI 2014; 04 / 2014

HeartBeat Demonstrator: Tactile Support for Keeping a Target Heart Rate

Timmermann, Janko; Poppinga, Benjamin; Heuten, Wilko; Boll, Susanne; Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare; 05 / 2014

Human centered training: perceived exertion as main parameter for training adaption

Timmermann, Janko and Workowski, Anke and Heuten, Wilko and Willemsen, Detlev and Boll, Susanne; Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational; 2014

Interaktive Systeme für die persönliche Gesundheit

Boll, Susanne and Heuten, Wilko and Poppinga, Benjamin and Müller, Heiko and Fortmann, Jutta and Timmermann, Janko and Meyer, Jochen; Informatik-Spektrum; 06 / 2014

Supporting running groups as a whole

Timmermann, Janko and Erlemann, Alexander and Heuten, Wilko and Boll, Susanne; Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational; 2014

TimedNavigation: a time-based navigation approach

Timmermann, Janko and Poppinga, Benjamin and Pielot, Martin and Heuten, Wilko and Boll, Susanne; Proceedings of the 15th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services; 08 / 2013

HAPTICPULSE - REVEAL YOUR HEART RATE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

Timmermann, Janko and Poppinga, Benjamin and Boll, Susanne and Heuten, Wilko; Haptic and Audio Interaction Design; 06 / 2012

Partners
GewiNet e.V.
www.gewinet.de
Roessingh Research and Development
Schüchtermann-Klinik
www.schuechtermann-klinik.de/

Duration

Start: 31.03.2011
End: 30.03.2015