In bed with technology: Challenges and opportunities for sleep tracking

Liu, Wanyu, Ploderer, Bernd, & Hoang, Thuong (2015) In bed with technology: Challenges and opportunities for sleep tracking. In Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction (OZCHI 2015), 7-10 December 2015, Parkville, Vic.

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In recent years a variety of mobile apps, wearable technologies and embedded systems have emerged that allow individuals to track the amount and the quality of their sleep in their own beds. Despite the widespread adoption of these technologies, little is known about the challenges that current users face in tracking and analysing their sleep. Hence we conducted a qualitative study to examine the practices of current users of sleep tracking technologies and to identify challenges in current practice. Based on data collected from 5 online forums for users of sleep-tracking technologies, we identified 22 different challenges under the following 4 themes: tracking continuity, trust, data manipulation, and data interpretation. Based on these results, we propose 6 design opportunities to assist researchers and practitioners in designing sleep-tracking technologies.

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ID Code: 93515
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Quantified Self, personal informatics, self-tracking, sleep tracking, wearable technology
DOI: 10.1145/2838739.2838742
ISBN: 9781450336734
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2016 03:18
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 22:42

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