ISBN: 978-981-11-3671-9 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2017.06.180
The Use of Activity Trackers for Health Empowerment and Commitment: The Philippine Cycling Perspective
Abstract— Activity tracking devices have found its way in the world of cycling. With its projected market
demand and increasing popularity of cycling in the Philippines, cyclists are slowly adopting this technology
in their daily cycling routines. Activity trackers demonstrate real-time data which allow cyclists to adjust
physical efforts to achieve their personal goals. Six common features of activity trackers were formed as
constructs to explore its influence on health empowerment in the context of cycling using Partial Least
Squares – Structural Equation Model. A total of 393 cyclists in the Philippines participated in the study.
Some features demonstrated strong evidence of positive influence in achieving health empowerment and
commitment. Implications for future design and development of this technology device are discussed.
Index Terms— activity trackers, wearable technology, fitness devices
Ryan A. Ebardo
College of Computer Studies and Engineering, Jose Rizal University, PHILIPPINES
ISBN: 978-981-11-3671-9 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2017.06.17Xsrc="http://www.wcse.org/uploadfile/2019/0823/20190823055609629.png" style="width: 120px; height: 68px;" />[Download]
Cite: Ryan A. Ebardo, "The Use of Activity Trackers for Health Empowerment and Commitment: The Philippine Cycling Perspective," Proceedings of 2017 the 7th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 1038-1043, Beijing, 25-27 June, 2017.