There has been considerable research on methods of fostering behavioral change towards a healthy lifestyle. However, enabling this change to be consistent and long-standing remains an open challenge. Though it is well documented that physical activity can prevent different health problems, and despite people desiring to be healthy and fit, sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits are still leading to serious health disorders.
Fitcity addresses the growing problem of sedentary behavior, combining the scientific measurement of users' fitness levels in six main body areas, personalized workout plans, persuasive strategies based on psychological and social theories, gamification, peer-pressure mechanisms and a semantic infrastructure for data integration, enrichment and analysis.
This research is funded by the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy) under the work programme for industrial research, l.p. 1999/6