Can Sport and Wellness Technology be My Personal Trainer? : Teenagers and Digital Coaching
Kettunen, E., & Kari, T. (2018). Can Sport and Wellness Technology be My Personal Trainer? : Teenagers and Digital Coaching. In A. Pucihar, M. Kljajič, P. Ravesteijn, J. Seitz, & R. Bons (Eds.), Bled 2018 : Proceedings of the 31st Bled eConference. Digital Transformation : Meeting the Challenges (pp. 463-476). Maribor: University of Maribor Press. doi:10.18690/978-961-286-170-4.32
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The attention towards digital coaching solutions has increased among users of sport and wellness technologies, the related industry, the healthcare and wellness sector, and among scholars. However, as the commercial digital coaching solutions are rather novel, the number of studies about their influence or the usage experiences is still rather limited. Another topic that is lacking research is the relationship of teenagers and sport and wellness technology. Since using the internet and technological devices on a daily basis has become the norm for teenagers, it is worth paying attention to how technology could be developed in order to better motivate them towards a healthier lifestyle. The purpose of this study was to find out the perceptions of teenagers regarding sport and wellness technology and especially of digital coaching. According to the findings, teenagers perceive digital coaching positively. They prefer instructional guidance and advice especially related to physical activity and nutrition. ...