Lins, Christian; Frenken, Melina; Halder, Luca; Hein, Andreas
In this paper we present results from the VERA project regarding design, usability and motivation for long term usage of a mobile web app platform that encourages physical and mental activity. The system is designed for elderly inhabitants of senior residences to motivate them to increase their physical and mental activity in everyday life. Activities can be logged in five different categories: everyday activities, endurance, strength, mental and special activities. The data of a residential home and an assisted living facility and a total of 31 users were analyzed. The results show insight view about the usage and suggest that accompanying help can improve the long-term sustainability of the motivating effect.