Sleep, together with healthy diet and exercise, is a key pillar for a healthy lifestyle. It is important to feeling well and to performing well at university. However, students often have unhealthy sleep habits due to stress caused by exams, leisure activities and work commitments.
We are currently developing a new mobile app ‘SleepBeta’ to help students understand how their sleep impacts their wellbeing in everyday life. SleepBeta imports sleep data from Fitbit devices and allows users to track and explore other lifestyle data, for example, how stressed they feel and how much time they spend on social media.
Other Team Members
- Liang, Zilu, Ploderer, Bernd, Liu, Wanyu, Nagata, Yukiko, Bailey, James, Kulik, Lars, Li, Yuxuan (2016) SleepExplorer: a visualization tool to make sense of correlations between personal sleep data and contextual factors Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 20 (6), pp.985-1000.
- Liu, Wanyu, Ploderer, Bernd, Hoang, Thuong, Gibbs, M, Smith, W, Carter, M, Vetere, F, Ploderer, B (2015) In bed with technology: Challenges and opportunities for sleep tracking Proceedings of the 27th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2015), pp.142-151.
- Rodgers, Shannon, Maloney, Brittany, Ploderer, Bernd, Brereton, Margot, Parker, C (2016) Managing stress, sleep and technologies: an exploratory study of Australian university students Proceedings of the 28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2016), pp.526-530.
- Ploderer, Bernd, Rodgers, Shannon, Liang, Zilu (2022) What's keeping teens up at night? Reflecting on sleep and technology habits with teens Personal and Ubiquitous Computing.