Akihisa Kaneko


Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

September 2011 – September 2012. Hosted by Byron Reeves, Dept of Communication

Mobile devices offer an opportunity to enhance motivation to improve lifestyle behavior, leading to better health and the prevention of disease. My research focuses on achieving such a goal. Many people find it difficult to start changing their lifestyle behavior or to maintain an improved lifestyle, even though they feel they need to. During my visit to H-STAR I am working with the Persuasive Technology Lab to study ways to overcome such barriers using mobile applications. The advantage offered by mobile devices for this purpose is that users always have them on their person.