Late last year PARC received a new multi-year, multi-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for work on Fittle+. We are striving to transform how we address healthy behaviors, but behind all of this is intensive science and research.
The NSF is interested in promoting deep science, and a major component of the Fittle+ project is research on computational models capable of predicting how coaching interventions and group interactions influence individual changes in behavior. This will require integration of theories from individual health behavior, self-regulation, computational cognitive psychology, and computational models of online social interaction to develop fine-grained predictive models of behavior change.
Current theories of individual health behavior are not … read more