A mobile fitness companion

Ståhl, Olov and Gambäck, Björn and Hansen, Preben and Turunen, Markku and Hakulinen, Jaakko (2008) A mobile fitness companion. In: The Fourth International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation, 6-7 October 2008, Bellagio, Italy.



The paper introduces a Mobile Companion prototype, which helps users to plan and keep track of their exercise activities via an interface based mainly on speech input and output. The Mobile Companion runs on a PDA and is based on a stand-alone, speaker-independent solution, making it fairly unique among mobile spoken dialogue systems, where the common solution is to run the ASR on a separate server or to restrict the speech input to some specific set of users. The prototype uses a GPS receiver to collect position, distance and speed data while the user is exercising, and allows the data to be compared to previous exercises. It communicates over the mobile network with a stationary system, placed in the user’s home. This allows plans for exercise activities to be downloaded from the stationary to the mobile system, and exercise result data to be uploaded once an exercise has been completed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:3550
Deposited By:Olov Stahl
Deposited On:04 Mar 2009
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