What is it about?

We conceptualized an intervention that can provide in-the-moment support to help older adults to reduce their sitting time. This intervention type capitalizes on modern mobile technology that can capture real-time and sensor-driven information to inform the selection of adequate behavior support.

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Why is it important?

Older adults spent long hours of their day sitting. This can have negative consequences to their health and well-being. Hence, it is important to design interventions that help older adults to sit less. There interventions should ideally deliver support in the moment when the older adults might be inclined to interrupt his sitting time. Mobile technologies can capture data that can identify such moments. This data can then inform the delivery of prompts to support the older adult. In this paper we attempted to conceptualize an intervention that uses older-adult friendly technologies to capture relevant data and provide support.


This work is conceptual and more research and development is needed to successfully implement such an intervention.

Dr Andre Matthias Müller
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: The conceptualization of a Just-In-Time Adaptive Intervention (JITAI) for the reduction of sedentary behavior in older adults, mHealth, September 2017, AME Publishing Company,
DOI: 10.21037/mhealth.2017.08.05.
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