Towards circadian computing: "Early to bed and early to rise" makes some of us unhealthy and sleep deprived

Saeed Abdullah, Mark Matthews, Elizabeth L. Murnane, Geri Gay, Tanzeem Choudhury

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Abstract

We often think of ourselves as individuals with steady capabilities. However, converging strands of research indicate that this is not the case. Our biochemistry varies significantly over the course of a 24 hour period. Consequently our levels of alertness, productivity, physical activity, and even sensitivity to pain fluctuate throughout the day. This offers a considerable opportunity for the UbiComp community to identify novel measurements and interventions that can leverage these daily variations. To illustrate this potential, we present results from an empirical study with 9 participants over 97 days investigating whether such variations manifest in low-level smartphone use, focusing on daily rhythms related to sleep. Our findings demonstrate that phone usage patterns can be used to detect and predict individual daily variations indicative of temporal preference, sleep duration, and deprivation. We also identify opportunities and challenges for measuring and enhancing well-being using these simple and effective markers of circadian rhythms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages673-684
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450329682
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Sep 13 2014Sep 17 2014

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Other

Other2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period9/13/149/17/14

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Abdullah, S., Matthews, M., Murnane, E. L., Gay, G., & Choudhury, T. (2014). Towards circadian computing: "Early to bed and early to rise" makes some of us unhealthy and sleep deprived. In UbiComp 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (pp. 673-684). (UbiComp 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2632048.2632100