Heart Steps: Adaptive mobile health intervention for physical activity maintenance
Many of the risk factors for heart disease are behavioral, such as physical inactivity, smoking, and diets high in saturated and trans-fats. Cardiac rehabilitation and other prevention programs are effective in helping cardiac patients make the initial lifestyle changes needed to reduce their risks, but patients often fail to sustain those changes after the program ends.
With a grant from the National Institutes of Health, Assistant Professor Predrag Klasnja is working to develop a personalized, adaptive health application to encourage cardiac rehabilitation patients to maintain physical activity.
Start date: 12/1/2014
End date: 11/30/2019
Heart Steps: Adaptive mHealth intervention for physical-activity maintenance, National Institutes of Health: $1,887,315
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