BeWell

BeWell


A key challenge for mobile health apps is assisting people in maintaining a healthy lifestyle by automatically keeping track of their everyday behaviors without burdening them.

BeWell is the next generation in mobile health apps.

The BeWell app continuously tracks user behaviors along three key health dimensions without requiring any user input — the user simply downloads the app and uses the phone as usual

How does it do this? Classification algorithms run directly on the phone to automatically infer the user's sleep duration, physical activity, and social interaction. In addition to classifying activities that influence health, BeWell also computes a weighted score between 0 and 100 for each health dimension. A score of a 100 indicates that the user is matching or exceeding recommended guidelines (averaging eight hours sleep per day, for example). BeWell also promotes improved behavioral patterns via persuasive feedback as part of an animated aquatic ecosystem rendered as an ambient display on the smartphone's wallpaper screen.

BeWell is continuous sensing app that runs in the background and may impact your battery lifetime. BeWell is currently designed to run on newer, top end phones with better battery life. The user can remove the active wallpaper and run BeWell+ in the background to minimize battery draw if this is an issue.

BeWell has been tested on a limited number of Android phones: Nexus S, Nexus Galaxy, HTC one. We can't guarantee the performance of the app on other phones.

Future releases: more phones, better battery efficiency, more social wellbeing. Stay tuned.

Comments and tips on improvements to the app appreciated: [email protected]

Recent changes:
* Better power management
* Hourly updates of local scores from phone to BeWell+ web site
* New data visualization on the BeWell+ web site
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63
3.2
User ratings
32
Installs
1,000+
Concerns
1
File size
6015 kb
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About BeWell
A key challenge for mobile health apps is assisting people in maintaining a healthy lifestyle by automatically keeping track of their everyday behaviors without burdening them.

BeWell is the next generation in mobile health apps.

The BeWell app continuously tracks user behaviors along three key health dimensions without requiring any user input — the user simply downloads the app and uses the phone as usual

How does it do this? Classification algorithms run directly on the phone to automatically infer the user's sleep duration, physical activity, and social interaction. In addition to classifying activities that influence health, BeWell also computes a weighted score between 0 and 100 for each health dimension. A score of a 100 indicates that the user is matching or exceeding recommended guidelines (averaging eight hours sleep per day, for example). BeWell also promotes improved behavioral patterns via persuasive feedback as part of an animated aquatic ecosystem rendered as an ambient display on the smartphone's wallpaper screen.

BeWell is continuous sensing app that runs in the background and may impact your battery lifetime. BeWell is currently designed to run on newer, top end phones with better battery life. The user can remove the active wallpaper and run BeWell+ in the background to minimize battery draw if this is an issue.

BeWell has been tested on a limited number of Android phones: Nexus S, Nexus Galaxy, HTC one. We can't guarantee the performance of the app on other phones.

Future releases: more phones, better battery efficiency, more social wellbeing. Stay tuned.

Comments and tips on improvements to the app appreciated: [email protected]

Recent changes:
* Better power management
* Hourly updates of local scores from phone to BeWell+ web site
* New data visualization on the BeWell+ web site

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A Google User
Dec 16, 2013
Incompatible with Note II I tried to use it on my Note II but the wallpaper didn't show anything.
A Google User
Jun 9, 2013
Good concept but modest outcome Nice idea but the results are only moderately useful. Combined with its battery and cpu drain, this makes it high cost, modest benefit. Found it through a mention in the Economist technology quarterly. Will await improvement
A Google User
Jun 8, 2013
Kills voice search Love the concept but unfortunately google voice search fails to work when the app is running, which is a dealbreaker since voice dictation is one of Android's killer features... Also cannot record videos when the app is running.
A Google User
Mar 4, 2013
Good idea, but flawed I can spend all day talking to people in person, on the phone, over text messages and social apps and my social score never moved above 1/100. Sleep and activitiy scores seemed close to accurate.
A Google User
Mar 4, 2013
Good idea, but flawed I can spend all day talking to people in person, on the phone, over text messages and social apps and my social score never moved above 1/100. Sleep and activitiy scores seemed close to accurate.