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Implications for an Exercise Prescription Authoring Notation

TitleImplications for an Exercise Prescription Authoring Notation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsDodge, J. E., R. A. Metoyer, and K. B. Gunter
Conference Name2009 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)
Pagination7 - 14
Date Published2009
Conference LocationCorvallis, OR
ISBN Number978-1-4244-4876-0

Communicating dynamic motion content, such as exercise, with a static medium, such as paper, is difficult. The technology exists for presenting 3D animated exercise content to patients, however, the tools for allowing exercise domain experts to effectively author the content do not exist. We conducted two formative studies with exercise science domain experts to discover the requirements for an exercise prescription authoring notation. Based on our findings, we implemented a software prototype and performed a think-aloud study to understand its strengths and weaknesses. The results of our studies have implications for any software solution aimed at the authoring of physical activity content.