MPTrain is a mobile phone based system that takes advantage of the influence of music in exercise performance, enabling users to easily achieve their exercise goals. MPTrain is designed as a mobile and personal system (hardware and software) that users wear while exercising (walking, running, jogging, etc.) MPTrain's software allows the user to enter a desired exercise pattern (in terms of desired heart-rate over time) and assists the user in achieving his/her exercising goals by: (1) constantly monitoring the user's physiology (heart-rate and pace); and (2) selecting and playing music with specific features that will encourage the user to speed up, slow down or keep the pace to be on track with his/her exercise goals.
MPTrain is a Personal Trainer on your mobile phone that automatically selects the right songs to play to keep you on track with your exercise goals. It creates the ideal playlist for each run on the fly, based on the desired workout and the your real-time performance.
Fig 1. MPTrain's Hardware: AliveTec Chestband with ECG, Accelerometer and Bluetooth; Audiovox Smartphone
Fig. 2 MPTrain's Data Flow
MPTrain: A Mobile Music and Physiology Based Personal Trainer by Nuria Oliver and Fernando Flores-Mangas
(Proceed. of MobileHCI 2006 conference, Helsinki, Finland, Sept 2006)
PAPA: Physiology and Purpose-Aware Automatic Playlist Generation by Nuria Oliver and Lucas Kreger-Stickles
(Proceed. of ISMIR 2006,Victoria, Canada, Oct 2006)
Enhancing Exercise Performance through Real-time Physiological Monitoring and Music: A User Study by Nuria Oliver and Lucas Kreger-Stickles
(To Appear in Proc. of Pervasive Health 2006 conference. Innsbruck, Austria. Nov 2006)
MPTrain: A Mobile Music and Physiology Based Personal Trainer (wmv format)
MPTrain: A Mobile Music and Physiology Based Personal Trainer (anonymous)
New System: TripleBeat
Blogs and Press
MPTrain's presence in blogs
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