Pedometer app developed at UofG

Academics from Computing Science and the Institute of Health and Wellbeing have developed a new pedometer app for iPhone.

Quped‌Dr Parvin Asadzadeh and Claire McCallum created ‘Quped’ to address research questions that span Human Computer Interaction and Public Health.

The app counts how many steps you take each day without draining battery, it allows you to compare your steps and goals with other users and will set weekly goals for you.

Data from the app will also be used for research purposes.

It is well known that pedometers can help people maintain and increase their day-to-day physical activity.

However, not enough is yet known about how people engage with pedometer apps. It is not yet clear how methods for evaluating behaviour change techniques can be scaled up to address global app store releases.

Quped has been released for iPhone. It can be found by searching for "Quped" on the Apple App Store.

Dr Parvin Asadzadeh is a research assistant working on the EPSRC funded project “A Populations Approach to Ubicomp System Design”.

Claire McCallum is an LKAS (Lord Kelvin Adam Smith) PhD Student in her second year.

The wider research team includes Prof Matthew Chalmers, Dr Cindy Gray, Dr Oana Andrei, Dr Doudou Tang, and Dr John Rooksby. The research study has ethical approval from the College of Social Science. 

To find out more visit Quped

Download Quped from the App Store

First published: 22 March 2016

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