Today the first people of the testgroup for clinical health and lifestyle research were involved in the program that represents the second key sensoring backbone of AiREAS next to the fine maze air quality measurement network called ILM. With this program we intend to link awareness, health insight, lifestyle and air quality in one feedback system hoping to trigger innovation driven response from the citizens.
Heart and artery echo
Dr. Eric de Groot is heart research specialist doing long term research on the effects of polution on the human being. Het coordinates the infrastructure and process of heart rate measurements and the artery flexibility and echo through a painless and highly informative individual exercise.
Assistant Professior Pierre Cluitmans (TU/e) explains the working of the equipment that the participant will wear for a week to get a view of the heart rate in faily life and activities.
John Schmeitz (ICT and Database AiREAS) explains how the GPS tracker works that gives us information of the whereabouts of the participant during the week. This information can be related to the level of polution he or she was exposed to any moment.
Within the program we seek persuasive communication, stimulating people to become aware of their own behavior and posibilities to improve their living environment. In order to achieve this we need to learn how to communicate effectively. We are helped by the people themselves whowe ask to give direct feedback on what they experience and what it did with them.
Fun, informative and relevant
After 2 information evenings, the feedback and the first measurement day, the process itself was already experienced as fun, informative and relevant by participants and the organizers. The idea is to get locally over 4000 people involved and create a dynamic process that can be adopted fast and effectively in every region of the world.
With the multiple data (air quality, direct observation, health, e-Health, GPS, lifestyle, etc) in real time combined in a dynamic sensoring and feedback structure research can be done on the ecosystem of the city, the citizens and the feedback needed to create a positive health driven culture of social and applied technological innovation.
The program develops knowledge and expertise on value driven persuasive technologies and communication in relation to the big challenges with face as society and species. The city as self aware health and values driven ecosystem is the ultimate goal.