Flashcards in IFAT #4 Deck (18):
How is it suggested that space-time paths come about?
activities that an individual is strongly committed to and are both space and time fixed tend to act as pegs
ordering of other activities area arranged around pegs according to flexibility ratings
What is the Scheduling Process approach?
observed patterns result from underlying scheduling
needs/desires/projects drive agenda
agenda and salient attributes embody opportunities and constraints, given feedback by learning and habit formation
dynamic scheduling process
observed activity travel patterns
How does learning and habit formation provide feedback to the agenda?
- increases agenda flexibility
- ex. learning of 24 hour tennis club
- makes agenda more fixed
- ex. choosing a grocery store preference
What are the components of the dynamic scheduling process?
modifications (adding, deleting)
What is an agenda?
list of things you have to do (+ important attributes)
What is the activity scheduling process good for?
understanding impacts of emerging policy
- active travel promotion
- urban intensification
What is health geography?
the application of geographic ideas, info, and theories to the study of disease, health and health care
ex. spatial patterns of disease and health issues
How does the WHO define health?
a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
What are some determinants of health?
access to health care
What is the Triangle Model of Environment Determinants of Health?
all 3 areas contribute to Human Health:
- age/sex distribution
- cultural beliefs
- physical activity
- daily choices
- natural and cultural landscapes
What was the equation given in the TED talk? What did he say we need to do?
Genetics + Lifestyle + Environment = Risks
need to go beyond where we have lived, look more closely at how we live on a daily basis
What health attributes can GPS tracking infer after tracking?
active transport, exercise
nature exposure (exposure to toxins)
outdoor vs indoor behaviour
What is GPS+?
passive GPS in combination with interactive techniques/sensors, leads to breakthroughs in explaining and understanding impacts of health issues
Describe the Diabetic patient multi-sensor monitoring.
- physiological sensors
- blood glucose levels
- heart rate sensors
- demonstrate monitoring capabilities
- discover new factors that explain blood glucose fluctuations
connected devices to Blackberry enabled with GPS+ got a food diary
found glucose varied not only on time but on space and travel
Describe the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) and use in parks.
repeatedly prompts person via cell phone to tell of experiences in natural setting
allowed for situational analysis of
- tourism experience
- mental health
reduces bias, enhances validity
Describe the elderly point-of-care interface.
GPS + bed matt sensors
- demonstrate 24 hour decision support capabilities
Describe Interactive Messaging.
context awareness allows targeted messages
in-situ messaging more effective for behavioural change (real time vs. posters)
- smoking cessation
- promoting physical activity
- promoting local healthy food