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Authors: Hassan A. Karimi and Monsak Socharoentum

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh, United States

ISBN: 978-989-758-010-9

Keyword(s): Health, Walking, Multi-modal Transportation, Active Transport, Physical Activity.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Biomedical Engineering ; Cloud Computing ; Decision Support Systems ; Design and Development Methodologies for Healthcare IT ; e-Health ; Evaluation and Use of Healthcare IT ; Health Information Systems ; Healthcare Management Systems ; Platforms and Applications

Abstract: 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 o f 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. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Karimi H. and Socharoentum M. (2014). Route2Health - A Novel Routing Service to Assist in Increasing Physical Activity.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-010-9, pages 43-51. DOI: 10.5220/0004750400430051

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author={Hassan A. Karimi and Monsak Socharoentum},
title={Route2Health - A Novel Routing Service to Assist in Increasing Physical Activity},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={43-51},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004750400430051},
isbn={978-989-758-010-9},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2014)
TI - Route2Health - A Novel Routing Service to Assist in Increasing Physical Activity
SN - 978-989-758-010-9
AU - Karimi H.
AU - Socharoentum M.
PY - 2014
SP - 43
EP - 51
DO - 10.5220/0004750400430051

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