Duration: until 20th of June 2014

Background

This study is part of an innovative collaboration (Active Ageing Diabetes; Innovatie Werkplaats Diabetes)  of several organizations (business, healthcare, education) who work together to stimulate an active and healthy lifestyle in people with Type 2 Diabetes.

Sensor technology/apps can provide feedback to the user about their life and behaviour. This can stimulate and motivate people to change their behaviour or habits. This is called a feedbackloop. To date, little is known about the effects of self-tracking and feedbackloops.

Aim

The aim of this study is to formulate recommendations about how to use feedbackloops  in combination with (sensor)technology and applications to change human behaviour.

Method

The recommendations will be based on extensive literature search, taking into account different perspectives on the matter, e.g.,  social, evolutionary, psychological, philosophical, and physical.

Output

The expected output of this project is a literature-based report with recommendations about how to use feedbackloops  in combination with (sensor)technology and applications to change human behaviour.