Faculty Advisor

Ruiz, Carolina

Abstract

This project addresses the issue of sleep deprivation among college students by proposing and implementing an innovative approach to personalizing the web application, SleepHealth. Sleep deprivation has serious health repercussions and can be detrimental to academic success. SleepHealth uses individual personality and chronotype characteristics to support personalized feedback about users' sleep patterns. Users’ personality and chronotype are assessed using questionnaires in the app, the results of which are used in personalizing the content, timing, and frequency of the app’s notifications. These notifications are targeted at encouraging healthier sleep behaviors. This project accomplished full implementation of the questionnaires as well as the personalized feedback in SleepHealth.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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