Sedentary behavior is a common problem in today’s society, relating to several health issues. Desk jobs often cause employees to sit behind their computer for hours on end, without getting the active breaks that they need. To turn this around, the LumiMate was developed. It is an ambient interactive LED screen, connected to a sensor in the chair, that suggests the employee to take a break. Using the principle of intrinsic motivation and autonomy, the light does not force employees to take a break, but is merely an indication for how low long the employee has been seated. Game modes have been included for a more social interaction.
Contact person: project coach Marco van Hout