Mobile technologies for promoting health and wellness among African American youth

Donovan Hill, Jasmine Blunt, Terrence Pugh, Monika Monk, Ji Sun Kim, Woodrow W. Winchester, D. Scott McCrickard, Paul Estabrooks, Felicia Doswell

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper describes an effort to address life-threatening diseases and health conditions through engaging use of mobile devices. The design targeted children ages 7-11, with a goal of becoming aware of the nutritional value of foods that they eat on a regular basis. The implementation efforts resulted in Health Attack, a matching and memory game that seeks to raise the knowledge-level of participants about the foods that they eat. The evaluation of Health Attack, conducted through a demo and questionnaire administered to K-12 teachers, suggests that this type of game would be engaging for younger audiences as a first step in raising health awareness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationContext Diversity - 6th International Conference, UAHCI 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings
Pages36-45
Number of pages10
EditionPART 3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 19 2011
Event6th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2011Jul 14 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume6767 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period7/9/117/14/11

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Keywords

  • evaluation
  • games
  • mobile computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Hill, D., Blunt, J., Pugh, T., Monk, M., Kim, J. S., Winchester, W. W., McCrickard, D. S., Estabrooks, P., & Doswell, F. (2011). Mobile technologies for promoting health and wellness among African American youth. In Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Context Diversity - 6th International Conference, UAHCI 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings (PART 3 ed., pp. 36-45). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6767 LNCS, No. PART 3). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21666-4_5