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Keeping Fit with the Jetsons

Speaker  Biray Alsac

Affiliation  Mesa Community College

Host  John Nordlinger

Duration  00:56:33

Date recorded  15 October 2008

"Meet George Jetson…" Remember the orange-haired techno-savvy character we grew up watching at the breakfast table? Although we aren't quite driving to work in flying cars or demanding chores from robot maids, with today's technology our lifestyle is not too far from the Jetsons. Perhaps the Jetson-era never had high levels of sedentarism or an obesity epidemic. But if they did, how would they face it?

In this seminar Biray will discuss how social software (Twitter, Facebook, exergames, vlogs, etc.) is helping individuals reach personal health goals by keeping everyone accountable for their fitness. As an avid fan of Web 2.0 apps, Biray studies the adoption of current technologies on the consumer-level and aligns her efforts with the current research on exercise adherence. If you're interested in improving your fitness lifestyle, want to understand how consumers are using social software for healthful living, or just want to convince your spouse to get a new XBOX360 for the latest exergame, this talk is for you.

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