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Title
Health Metrics and Information Behavior: How Users Estimate and Use Self-Quantifying Activity and Health Information
Author(s)
Ilhan, Aylin
Publisher
Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information
Publication Year
2020-09-30
Abstract
This study focuses on users of activity tracking technologies and their related information behavior. How useful is the provided information by the trackers? Do users understand all information and explanations? We conducted a web-based survey. All in all, 631 users of a tracking device filled out the survey. From the perspective of information science, this investigation aims to analyze information needs considering different types of the provided information by activity tracking technologies. Are users satisfied by using the information on their steps, heart rates, and sleep duration? How do users assess readability about heart rate zones and sleep stages? Additionally, we investigated if users understand how to reflect on and adapt their health behavior based on the received explanations. According to the results, users mainly agree that the received information (raw data as well as – to a lesser extent – aggregated data in the form of corresponding diagrams) is useful, that the explanations are easy to understand, and that they know how to use this obtained information. This investigation enables an in-depth insight into how users are applying the self-quantifying activity and health information and which information needs are satisfied.
Keyword
Information behavior; Health-related metrics; Human-computer interaction; Activity tracking technologies; Fitbit
Journal Title
Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice;Volume 8 Issue 3
ISSN
2287-4577
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https://repository.kisti.re.kr/handle/10580/15524
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