Engineering person-specific behavioral interventions to promote physical activity

David E. Conroy, Constantino M. Lagoa, Eric Hekler, Daniel E. Rivera

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Physical activity is dynamic, complex, and often regulated idiosyncratically. In this article, we review how techniques used in control systems engineering are being applied to refine physical activity theory and interventions. We hypothesize that person-specific adaptive behavioral interventions grounded in system identification and model predictive control will lead to greater physical activity than more generic, conventional intervention approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-179
Number of pages10
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020


  • behavioral intervention
  • mHealth
  • patient-specific computational modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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