The lifestyle management area has become increasingly important during the past years due to present as well as expected burden on healthcare systems posed by people living longer and with various chronic conditions. Lifestyles are complex and evolving, therefore when we build systems aimed at such area it is not enough to only focus on certain aspects of users’ lives. Instead, we need to take a more holistic and long-term view of what is important and try to capture as many aspects of people’s lives as possible. By doing this we can better support users in self-awareness, self-understanding, self-reflection and, ultimately, self-change.
For this purpose, I created a context-aware lifestyle management experience platform able to provide a more comprehensive picture of a user’s daily life in order to support the user in identifying not only what happened during the day but also in providing objective clues related to why it might have happened. One of the main goals of the MyRoR platform is to provide end users with access to their information so that they can remember and understand what happened and reflect over why it happened.
This is a research work that was funded by an EPSRC grant through the TSB/EPSRC project called PAL (2009-2012). The website is intended to highlight certain important aspects of the MyRoR system. For more information, please contact me.