SleepTight: Low-burden, self-monitoring technology for capturing and reflecting on sleep behaviors

Eun Kyoung Choe, Bongshin Lee, Matthew Kay, Wanda Pratt, Julie A. Kientz

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Abstract

Manual tracking of health behaviors affords many benefits, including increased awareness and engagement. However, the capture burden makes long-Term manual tracking challenging. In this study on sleep tracking, we examine ways to reduce the capture burden of manual tracking while leveraging its benefits. We report on the design and evaluation of SleepTight, a low-burden, self-monitoring tool that leverages the Android's widgets both to reduce the capture burden and to improve access to information. Through a four-week deployment study (N = 22), we found that participants who used SleepTight with the widgets enabled had a higher sleep diary compliance rate (92%) than participants who used SleepTight without the widgets (73%). In addition, the widgets improved information access and encouraged self-reflection. We discuss how to leverage widgets to help people collect more data and improve access to information, and more broadly, how to design successful manual self-monitoring tools that support self-reflection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages121-132
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335744
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2015 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Sep 7 2015Sep 11 2015

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Conference

Conference3rd ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2015
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityOsaka
Period9/7/159/11/15

Keywords

  • Health
  • Manual tracking
  • Personal informatics
  • Quantified Self
  • Self-Awareness.
  • Self-monitoring
  • Self-reflection
  • Self-Tracking
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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