perFrames: Persuasive Picture Frames for Proper Posture

Christoph Obermair, Wolfgang Reitberger, Alexander Meschtscherjakov, Michael Lankes, Manfred Tscheligi

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Poor sitting habits and bad sitting posture are often the cause for musculoskeletal disorders like back pain. Also office employees are affected, because they carry out the majority of their work sitting in front of computers. Therefore we aim at sensitizing and motivating office employees regarding preventive healthcare. We have developed a persuasive interface in form of an interactive picture frame which integrates unobtrusively into the working environment - the perFrame. This frame contains a moving portrait of a person the employee loves or likes. It provides affective feedback in order to persuade employees for better sitting habits while working with a computer. We conducted a preliminary in-situ study, deploying these picture frames on the desktops of eight office employees. The results highlight the employees' acceptance of our application as well as its potential to foster awareness and achieve persuasion regarding healthy behavior in the office.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersuasive Technology - Third International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2008, Proceedings
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540685006, 9783540685005
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventPersuasive 2008 - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 4 Jun 20086 Jun 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5033 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferencePersuasive 2008

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