Research output

Get moving! Self-management support using mobile technology : a monitoring and feedback tool embedded in a counselling protocol to increase physical activity of patients with COPD or type 2 diabetes in primary care: the It’s LiFe! study

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

Associated researcher

  • van der Weegen, S.

Associated organisations


In the dissertations written by Sanne van der Weegen and Renée Verwey a newly developed motion measurement system is being described used as part of the care people suffering from diabetes or COPD are provided with. An evaluative survey carried out among twenty-four GP practices showed that patients tend to exercise an extra eleven minutes daily on average. The motion measurement system connects wirelessly to a smartphone and online coaching system. An app shows the number of minutes a patient has exercised in relation to his or her personal goals. In the GP practice, the nurse practitioner is able to monitor the exercise results by means of a coaching system.
The study carried out by van der Weegen focusses on the development and usability testing of the app and the validation of the motion measurement system.

    Research areas

  • motion measurement system, app, exercise programme, diabetes, COPD


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Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Award date16 Sep 2015
Place of PublicationMaastricht
  • Maastricht University
Print ISBNs9789461594600
Publication statusPublished - 2015