mHealth and Social Wellness Research

A collection of research work in mHealth and Social Wellness at PARC.

This research was mainly performed by the
Augmented Social Cognition (ASC) Area 2012-2014
Interactive Intelligence (I2) Area 2014-2017
continuing on with Peter Pirolli at IHMC 2017-Present
continuing on with Michael Youngblood 2024

Research Publications

Mohan, S. (2021). Exploring the Role of Common Model of Cognition in Designing Adaptive Coaching Interactions for Health Behavior Change . ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS), 11(1), 1-30. doi:10.1145/3366501

Mohan, S, Venkatakrishnan, A., and Hartzler, A. (2020). Designing an AI Health Coach andStudying its Utility in Promoting Regular Aerobic Exercise. ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS) 10, no. 2: 1-30. doi:10.1145/3366501

Pirolli, P., Youngblood, G. M., Du, H., Konrad, A., Nelson, L., & Springer, A. (2018). Scaffolding the Mastery of Healthy Behaviors with Fittle+ Systems: Evidence-Based Interventions andTheory. Human–Computer Interaction, 1-34. doi:10.1080/07370024.2018.1512414

Springer A, Venkatakrishnan A, Mohan S, Nelson L, Silva M, Pirolli P. Leveraging Self-Affirmation to Improve Behavior Change: A Mobile Health App Experiment JMIR MhealthUhealth 2018;6(7)

Pirolli P, Mohan S, Venkatakrishnan A, Nelson L, Silva M, Springer A. Implementation Intention and Reminder Effects on Behavior Change in a Mobile Health System: A Predictive Cognitive Model. J Med Internet Res 2017;19(11):e397

Hernandez, M., Sharit, J. Pirolli, P. & Czaja, S. (2017). Adapting Information Search Tools for use by Health Consumers: Challenges and Lessons for Software Designers. International Journal of Human Computer Interaction.

Mohan, S., Venkatakrishnan, A., Silva, M,. & Pirolli, P. (2017). On designing a social coach to promote regular aerobic exercise. IAAI 2017.

Pirolli, P. (2016). From good intentions to healthy habits: Towards integrated computational models of goal striving and habit formation. Annual International; Conference of the IEEEEngineering in Medicine and Biology Society.

Pirolli, P. (2016). A computational cognitive model of self-efficacy and daily adherence in mHealth. Translational behavioral medicine, 1-13.

Du, H., Venkatakrishnan, A., Youngblood, G. M., Ram, A., & Pirolli, P. (2016). A Group-BasedMobile Application to Increase Adherence in Exercise and Nutrition Programs: A Factorial Design Feasibility Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 4(1).

Konrad, A., Bellotti, V., Crenshaw, N., Tucker, S., Nelson, L., Du, H., Pirolli,P., & Whittaker, S.(2015). Finding the Adaptive Sweet Spot: Balancing Compliance and Achievement inAutomated Stress Reduction. Paper presented at the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015), Seoul, Korea.

Spruijt-Metz, D., Nilsen, W., Kumar, S., Pirolli, P., & Youngblood, M. (2015, April). MONITORING, MEASURING, MODELING AND CHANGING BEHAVIOR IN REAL TIME. In ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (Vol. 49, pp. S151-S151). 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK,NY 10013 USA: SPRINGER.

Du, Youngblood, & Pirolli. (2014). Efficacy of a smartphone system to support groups in behavior change programs. Wireless Health 2014.

Lukin, S. M., Youngblood, G. M., Du, H., & Walker, M. (2014, August). Building community and commitment with a virtual coach in mobile wellness programs. In International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (pp. 279-284). Springer, Cham.


Patent 10379718

Patent 9898789

Patent 9672482

Patent Pending, Application #15130770

Patent Pending, Application #14668682

External Grants

NIH Award 5R01AG053163-04 (R-01)

NSF Award 1757520


Open source Fittle code (primarily for Fittle Silver) - GitHub