BeatSync: Walking Pace Control Through Beat Synchronization between Music and Walking

Atsushi Otsubo, Hirohiko Suwa, Yutaka Arakawa, Keiichi Yasumoto

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Abstract

Walking has been attracting attention as an important means for prevention and improvement of lifestyle diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. In contrast of its importance, not many people know the appropriate pace or amount of walking for themselves. In our previous research, we proposed a system to recommend a route with appropriate walking speed/pace for consuming target calories while keeping load within a moderate range by predicting heart rate variation if walking along the road. However, no system is available which enables a user to naturally adjust his/her walking speed to the specified one while walking. In this paper, focusing on the entertainment effect of the music, we propose a smartphone application called BeatSync which leads everyone to walk naturally and accurately toward the target walking speed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages367-369
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538691519
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2019 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Mar 11 2019Mar 15 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2019
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period3/11/193/15/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Otsubo, A., Suwa, H., Arakawa, Y., & Yasumoto, K. (2019). BeatSync: Walking Pace Control Through Beat Synchronization between Music and Walking. In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2019 (pp. 367-369). [8730833] (2019 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PERCOMW.2019.8730833