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Route2Health: A novel routing service to assist in increasing physical activity

Karimi, HA and Socharoentum, M (2014) Route2Health: A novel routing service to assist in increasing physical activity. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Walking is the simplest and most common mode of transportation and is widely recommended for a healthy lifestyle. However, other modes of transportation such as driving and riding are usually dominant when distances are too long to walk. Existing routing and direction services are designed to mainly serve common transportation requirements such as shortest distance, shortest travel time, minimum bus transfer, nearest bus stop, or closest parking lot. Existing services do not consider however, user's preference for walking as the primary option, especially when multi-modal transportation is involved. This paper presents the concept of a new service called Route2Health where walking, due to its several benefits including health, is considered as the preferred mode of transportation. Route2Health, as a multi-modal transportation planning service, recommends either walking, if feasible, between pairs of origin and destination locations as the only mode of transportation or a combination of walking with other modes of transportation. Route2Health, if used frequently, is potential to help increase physical activity levels overtime. A prototype Route2Health is also discussed. Copyright © 2014 SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Karimi, HAhkarimi@pitt.eduHKARIMI0000-0001-5331-5004
Socharoentum, M
Date: 1 January 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: HEALTHINF 2014 - 7th International Conference on Health Informatics, Proceedings; Part of 7th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2014
Page Range: 43 - 51
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.5220/0004750400430051
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9789897580109
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 15:51
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2020 00:55


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