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What Makes People Walk Using a Fitness App? (운동에 영향을 끼치는 피트니스 앱 요인 연구)

  • Kim, Jinsol;Shon, Saeah;Kim, Hee-Woong
    • The Journal of Information Systems
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    • v.29 no.4
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    • pp.1-24
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    • 2020
  • Purpose An increase in the number of fitness apps across the world is a testament to the growing interest in health. As focus on medical services shifted from treatment to prevention, this type of app plays an essential role in promoting one's health and exercise management. Yet little has been known about practical effects of fitness apps in existing literature thus this study searches for factors that affect daily use of fitness apps and examine the relationship between app usage and exercise patterns. Design/methodology/approach This study surveyed people who used Cashwalk, the pedometer app for a minimum of a week to analyze reasons why they used the app. Particpants' exercise patterns were also recorded. By examining survey results of fitness app users and developing a research model based on the Customer Value Theory, this study provides real-life factors to the fitness and smart health care industry that will adopt a proactive lifestyle pattern. Findings Empirical analysis proved properties such as the complexity of fitness apps, monetary rewards, exercise monitoring and the enjoyment of using fitness apps contribute to using fitness apps on a daily basis. Furthermore, more daily use of fitness apps was shown to have a greater impact on exercise. This study also confirmed that social comparison does not affect the daily use of fitness apps and the amount of exercise, and the habitual walking was proved to directly affect the amount of exercise.

Effects of Fitness Management Class for Wellness Convergence - Based on Fitness, Obese Indices, Metabolic Syndrome Factors - (융복합적인 웰니스를 위한 교양체육 수업의 효과 - 체력, 비만 및 대사증후군 지표 중심으로-)

  • Lee, Ji-Young;Kim, Myoung-Su;Lee, Shin-Ho
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.13 no.5
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    • pp.329-336
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    • 2015
  • The purpose of this study was to develop and manage fitness management class by experimenting effects of fitness management class on obese indices, metabolic syndrome risk factors and health and skill-related fitness in university students. Progress of fitness management class by exercise prescription program according to level of students health and fitness. Comparison of obesity indices, metabolic syndrome risk factors and health and skill-related fitness between fitness management class group and control(physical education class) group in before- and after-16week exercise prescription program. Decision of class contents and establishment of fitness management class. The effects of fitness management class appeared to higher than control group on obese indices, metabolic syndrome risk factors and health and skill-related fitness. In conclusions, we suggest that fitness management class for wellness convergence is effective for health promotion of students.

The Effect of Gain-Message Frame on Exercise Interest and User Experience in the Mobile App Game for Fitness (모바일 피트니스 앱 게임에서 이득 메시지 프레임이 운동 관심도와 사용자 경험에 미치는 영향)

  • Choe, Min-Ji;Noh, Ghee-Young
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Computer Game
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    • v.30 no.2
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    • pp.69-76
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    • 2017
  • This study was conducted to analyze the effect of message frame on Exercise Interest and User Experience including Fitness App Fun, Fitness App Satisfaction, and Fitness App Use Intention in the mobile fitness app game. 'Enjoy Your Fitness', a fitness app game developed by Healthcare Media Research Institute, was used for this study and Repeated Measure Design and Playtest methodologies were used for the experiment. The results showed that the persuasive effect of gain messages were higher than loss messages in all factors. This results implies that exercise, as a preventive health behavior, can be promoted more effectively when messages are presented in the frame of gain message rather than loss message. Therefore, messages in the fitness app game need to be presented by emphasizing the positive outcome and benefit of exercise.

The Effects of Interactivity on User Experience and Intention to use in Mobile Fitness App Game (모바일 피트니스 앱 게임의 상호작용성이 운동경험과 이용의도에 미치는 효과 : 플레이테스트 실험연구)

  • Park, Jeong-Min;Noh, Ghee-Young
    • Journal of Korea Game Society
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    • v.15 no.6
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    • pp.17-28
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    • 2015
  • This study attempted to identify differences in user experience and app game fun, satisfaction, use intention between fitness app games at different level of interaction design. The playtesting method was conducted on 100(male 50, female 50) university students using 'Enjoy Your Fitness', a fitness app game developed by The Center for Health Communication Studies. The results found that more interactive app game is higher in the level of user experience such as fitness accomplishment, flow, and interest. Fitness app game's fun, satisfaction, use intention is also higher on interactive fitness app game. As the study verified that interactive fitness app game had stronger effects in user fitness experience and user experience than general fitness app games through experimental studies, it may contribute to design fitness mobile app game for health improvement.

Status and promoting of fitness IT (피트니스 IT 현황 및 활성화 방안)

  • Kang, Sunyoung;Kang, Seungae;Jung, Hyungsu
    • Convergence Security Journal
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    • v.16 no.4
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    • pp.63-68
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    • 2016
  • This study examined the current state of fitness IT which are commercially available, and proposed the prospect and promoting plans for fitness IT. Latest wearable smart market has been reorganized into smart watch market and fitness tracker market. Fitness trackers which are typical devices of fitness IT technology has developed various types of such as watch, band, clothes, glasses, and lens. Until now, the most popular type of fitness tracker are watch and band including clip, necklace, hair band etc.. Also Apple and Google referred to as the two major axes of mobile platform has provided a health-related platform such as "Healthkit" and "Google Fit" for preoccupying the fitness business. The view of the fitness IT has seen a continuous growth trend considering smaller and lighter of fitness-related wearable device. To continuous growth and promote of fitness IT, it is expected to require mash-up a variety of fitness applications and services, ensuring the convenience of user experience, design and resonable price.

Relations among Health Behaviors, Health Symptoms and Physical Fitness of People in the Same Community (일지역주민의 체력에 영향을 미치는 요인 - 신체증상과 건강행위를 중심으로 -)

  • Bae, Sun-Hyoung
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
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    • v.18 no.2
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    • pp.211-222
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    • 2007
  • Purpose: This study was conducted to identify relations among health behaviors, health symptoms and physical fitness of people in the same community. Method: The study was designed as a descriptive survey and the participants were 1,621 healthy people. Data were collected from March to December, 2003 using a structured questionnaire on health behaviors, health symptoms and physical fitness. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, $\chi^2$-test, t-test, two-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients and multiple regression using SPSS/PC. Results: The result of multiple regression showed that sex, age, and BMI were related to physical fitness. In health-related physical fitness, regular exercise was related to cardiorespiratory endurance and flexibility, and daily caffeine intake was related to muscular endurance. In performance-related physical fitness, having breakfast regularly was related to power, daily caffeine intake was related to agility, and regular lifestyle and health symptoms were related to balance. Conclusion: In conclusion, this study suggests that for better physical fitness, nursing strategies and intervention programs should include physical fitness-related factors, and education programs should be developed based on the above parameters to promote positive perception of physical fitness.

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An Analysis on Key Factors of Mobile Fitness Application by Using Text Mining Techniques : User Experience Perspective (텍스트마이닝 기법을 이용한 모바일 피트니스 애플리케이션 주요 요인 분석 : 사용자 경험 관점)

  • Lee, So-Hyun;Kim, Jinsol;Yoon, Sang-Hyeak;Kim, Hee-Woong
    • Journal of Information Technology Services
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    • v.19 no.3
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    • pp.117-137
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    • 2020
  • The development of information technology leads to changes in various industries. In particular, the health care industry is more influenced so that it is focused on. With the widening of the health care market, the market of smart device based personal health care also draws attention. Since a variety of fitness applications for smartphone based exercise were introduced, more interest has been in the health care industry. But although an amount of use of mobile fitness applications increase, it fails to lead to a sustained use. It is necessary to find and understand what matters for mobile fitness application users. Therefore, this study analyze the reviews of mobile fitness application users, to draw key factors, and thereby to propose detailed strategies for promoting mobile fitness applications. We utilize text mining techniques - LDA topic modeling, term frequency analysis, and keyword extraction - to draw and analyze the issues related to mobile fitness applications. In particular, the key factors drawn by text mining techniques are explained through the concept of user experience. This study is academically meaningful in the point that the key factors of mobile fitness applications are drawn by the user experience based text mining techniques, and practically this study proposes detailed strategies for promoting mobile fitness applications in the health care area.

The Analysis of Present Status and Residents' Design Preference on a Fitness Center in Apartment Complex (공동주택 부속 휘트니스센터의 이용현황 및 디자인 선호도 분석)

  • Kang, Jae-Woo;Choi, Jung-Min
    • Proceeding of Spring/Autumn Annual Conference of KHA
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    • pp.346-351
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    • 2006
  • Community facilities in apartment complex was developed through combination with residents' needs about housing environmental amenity, marketing competition among construction companies and social trend 'Well-being' . But community facilities and fitness center which are situated in the beginning are alienated by residents because the designers plan community facilities without considering about residents' life-style and preference. In this paper, the study includes present status of fitness center and residents' preference for proper fitness center design. The result presents that fitness center users in apartment complex want a resting space which is already located in fitness center of mixed-use residential building. A resting space provides conditions that users can make up with the community each other as well as they can rest after exercise. And the fitness center users prefer wood as interior finish material of floor and wall in exercising space and resting space because they have a feeling comfortable and splendid.

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The Effect of Fitness Management Class on Body Composition, Blood Pressure and Health-related Fitness in College Women (체력관리 수업이 여자 대학생의 신체구성, 혈압 및 건강관련 체력에 미치는 영향)

  • Kim, Myoung-Su;Kim, Sung-Hee;Lee, Shin-Ho
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.14 no.12
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    • pp.607-614
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    • 2016
  • This study investigated the effect of fitness management class on body composition, blood pressure and health-related fitness in college women. The subjects were to target college women of the 317 people to take nine semesters 2012-2016 school fitness management class, group division were divided underweight, thin-obesity, normal, normal-obesity and obesity by body mass index(BMI) and body fat(%). Fitness management classes consist of combined exercise(resistance and aerobic exercise) was conducted to exercise twice a week 75 minutes a day. Four groups except for the obese group, Fitness management class have a positive improvement effect on body weight, BMI, BF(%), muscle mass and waist circumference. In addition, five groups were positive improvement on blood pressure and health-related fitness variables. In conclusions, except for improving body composition in obese college women, fitness management classes had a positive improvement effect on body composition, blood pressure and health-related fitness in college women.

The Analysis of Present Status and Residents' Design Preference on a Fitness Center in Apartment Complex - Focused on the Resting Space of Fitness Center - (공동주택 부속 휘트니스센터의 이용현황 및 디자인 선호도 분석 - 휴게공간을 중심으로 -)

  • Choi, Jung-Min
    • Korean Institute of Interior Design Journal
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    • v.16 no.1
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    • pp.56-64
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    • 2007
  • Community facilities in apartment complex have been developed through residents' needs for housing environmental amenities and social trend for 'Well-being' combined with marketing competition among construction companies. But community facilities and fitness centers which are in the initial stage of development are not well fit with residents' needs because the designers plan the community facilities without considering on residents' life-style and preference. This study investigates the present status of fitness center, and surveys the residents' preference for the proposed fitness center design. The result includes that fitness center users in apartment complex want a convenient and comfortable resting spaces similar level with those in fitness center of mixed-use residential building. A resting space provides opportunity that community members meet each other as well as they can rest after exercise. The result also shows that the fitness center users prefer wood floor and wall as interior finishing materials in exercising space and resting space, which users think, gives more comfortable and splendid feeling.