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Method and System for Ensuring Routine Physical Exercise on a Daily Basis

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248374D
Publication Date: 2016-Nov-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

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Abstract

Disclosed are a method and system to enable mobile phone functionality to prompt a user to exercise, based on the required amount of exercise. Implementation is based on a points system wherein the user earns and accumulates points for exercising, stores those points in an account, and then must use the available points to utilize certain features (e.g., music, texting, etc.) on a mobile device.

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Method and System for Ensuring Routine Physical Exercise on a Daily Basis

For different types of health conditions or diseases, different types of exercise are recommended. Every individual understands the need to exercise, but because of lethargy or busy daily schedules, people often ignore or avoid exercise. A method and

system are needed by which technology can be used to ensure that user exercises.

The novel contribution is a method and system to enable mobile phone functionality to prompt a user to exercise, based on the required amount of exercise.

The user's mobile or wearable device checks for indicators that the user has performed a recommended exercise for a specified duration. The user earns points for performing various recommended exercises and the system credits the earned points to the user's account. The user can use/view some specific features or contents in various devices if the user has sufficient points accumulated in an account. The user can redeem the earned exercise points based on the usage of various features and viewing contents. Points can be used to (but not limited to):

• Listen to online music • Login to social media
• Access games

Based on available points, the system can approve or deny the user's request to access features. The rule can be to restrict the user to use the feature or quality can be degraded. For example, poor picture quality, audio quality etc.

Based on the usage patterns of various mobile functionalities (e.g., games, content consumption, etc.), the software identifies the activities which are related to entertainment and ranks those activities based on the user's preference. Accordingly, the system creates personalized rules for different users. There may not be any denied rule for emergency applications such as phone calls, a navigation system etc.

The software also performs contextual analysis of user activities, and accordingly restricts some activities if the user as not accumulated a sufficient number of points.

Following are the implementation steps:


1. Software installed in the user's home network, mobile device, wearable

devices, or television connects to the online system to download exercises recommended and placed online by the doctor/specialist. (Mobile service provider, online game service provider, or any medical compliance system can make this integration mandatory for all users.)

2. The mapping of various levels of point charts is stored in the remote server 3. The user earns points based on the type and duration of activities; more time spent during exercise earns more points 4. The mobile device, wearable device, electronic textile-based clothes, etc. track the body movement pattern and duration, and then identify the type of exerci...