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Managing the Web of Things by Boualem Benatallah, Lina Yao, Yongrui Qin, Michael Sheng

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Chapter 15

A Web of Fitness “Things”: An Exploration of Social Impacts & Vulnerable Populations

Kayla M. Booth; Elizabeth V. Eikey; Eileen M. Trauth    The College of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States

Abstract

This chapter explores the potential social implications of the Web of Things (WoT) in relation to health in the United States, particularly fitness, which includes physical exercise and nutrition. More specifically, this chapter considers the potential positive and negative implications the WoT may have on vulnerable users when it comes to nutrition and exercise. While populations may be considered vulnerable in a myriad of dimensions, this particular piece ...

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