TripleBeat is the next
MPTrain system. It consists of a mobile phone based system that takes
advantage of the influence of music and competition in exercise performance,
enabling users to easily achieve their exercise goals. Some of it’s main
- Training proposal:
based on the user’s high-level goals (i.e. lose fat, improve cardiovascular
system, etc.), TripleBeat chooses the appropriated training
zone to help achieving these goals with health.
- Competition on a game basis: users can virtually
compete with their past performances or even with partners. The goal is to
follow the proposed workout as close as possible to guarantee the desired
results with health.
- Audio feedback: songs on the smartphone digital
library are searched and TripleBeat
selects/plays the one with specific features that might encourage the user to
speed up, slow down or keep the pace to be on track with the exercise goals.
- Visual feedback: in order to ease decision making
while on the run, TripleBeat checks the user’s heart rate and a
green screen is presented whenever this heart rate is inside the proposed
training zone. Otherwise, it turns to red suggesting the appropriated action. In
addition, the system displays many other interesting variables, like:
- calories burned,
- workout duration
- song being played with progress bar
- position in the competition
- next and previous opponents information
- full summary by the end of the workout.
Press / Videos
- TripleBeat at the Good Morning America show - ABC News (news,
- TripleBeat predecessor MPTrain (video),
and Scoble News (1,
MPTrain: A Mobile Music and Physiology Based
Personal Trainer by Nuria Oliver and Fernando Flores-Mangas. In Proc. of
MobileHCI 2006 conference, Helsinki, Finland, Sept 2006 (pdf).
PAPA: Physiology and Purpose-Aware Automatic
Playlist Generation by Nuria Oliver and Lucas Kreger-Stickles. In Proc. of ISMIR
2006,Victoria, Canada, Oct 2006 (pdf).
Enhancing Exercise Performance through
Real-time Physiological Monitoring and Music: A User Study by Nuria Oliver and
Lucas Kreger-Stickles. In Proc. of Pervasive Health 2006 conference. Innsbruck,
Austria. Nov 2006 (pdf).